Inside Meghan Markle's And Prince Harry's Family Nest
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quickly became one of the world’s most beloved power couples. With all the excitement around baby Archie’s birth, there is one thing that seems to have fallen off of everyone's radar … what’s going to happen to the couple’s living arrangements? As members of the royal family, the choices they were given were endless - and Meghan and Harry made sure they picked the best one for them.
THE SUSSEXES BIG MOVE
There’s no denying that Meghan and Harry’s relationship was a whirlwind - with how quickly things were developing between the couple, it became clear that the two were meant for each other. And after finally becoming engaged, the pair now had another important decision to make … where would they live?
Nottingham Cottage, or Nott Catt as they call it, was the perfect choice for the Duke and Duchess when it was just the two of them - but not for long. Eventually, the pair will need to find a place that they can call their own. Regardless, the couple made the decision to move into the house two days after their wedding.
PERFECT FOR GARDENING FANATICS
There’s one thing in particular about Nott Cott that surely won over the Duchess - and that would the back yard. Although it’s not big, it was perfect for Markle since she could finally put her green thumb to work. According to Architectural Digest, Meghan’s favorite flower is the peony, so we can only assume that the flower will be popping up all around the property.
NOT GREAT FOR A GROWING FAMILY
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Even though Nott Cott might have won Meghan over with its back yard, unfortunately, the property just won’t do it once the couple will start to have more children. With only two bedrooms in the building, things will start to get a bit tight if the Duchess gets pregnant again. On top of the bedroom situation, the cottage only has one bathroom as well and is missing some much-needed air conditioning to get them through the summer heat.
We’re sure you’re at least slightly shocked about the prince’s living accommodation - he is, after all, the Queen’s grandson and you’d expect something slightly more luxurious. However, this is actually comforting, since his love of the little cottage demonstrates how down to earth Harry truly is.
ON THE MOVE ONCE AGAIN
Nott Cott has definitely become sentimental for Harry and Meghan, as this is their first home as a married couple. However, they’ll have to let go of that sentiment sometime soon, according to recent reports. During the past year, Apartment 1 on the Kensington Palace estate has gone through some serious renovation.
Reports have been suggesting that the property is being prepared for the Duke and Duchess to move into so that they’d get a little bit more space to begin raising their family. According to the Daily Mail, the renovations were completed last year in 2018, which means they can move into the place at any given time.
SOME FAMILIAR NEIGHBOURS
If the rumors are true and the newlyweds will actually be moving into Apartment 1, they’re going to have some neighbors that they’re super familiar with. More specifically? Kate Middleton and Prince William! Since their building is connected to the Cambridges, the two couples will definitely be seeing each other more often.
In fact, not only do they share the same building, but the two apartments have adjoining doors as well-meaning more quality time spent together, without ever leaving the house. This is perfect for the two royal couples since they’ll finally be able to avoid being followed around by the paparazzi.
A DEEP LOVE FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE
Even though many reports have been coming in about Apartment 1 becoming Harry and Meghan’s new home, the Sussexes have other properties on their list as well. As soon as the pair got engaged, they began to look at properties located in the Cotswolds. Since both of them are huge lovers of the countryside, Oxfordshire, with its rustic appeal, was the perfect choice.
MAKING A CHOICE
After exploring the Cotswolds and searching for something that’ll win them over, it looks like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex finally made a choice. Country Living reported that the newlyweds sign a two-year lease for a property that’s located in the Westfield Large area. Based in Great Tew Estate, the home is located close to the place where Meghan had her bachelorette party. Although it's unclear which property, in particular, is theirs, one thing we do know is that it’s definitely sizable and rustic, just like the other ones in the area.
If the reports are true, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have some pretty awesome neighbors in the Cotswolds. One of the world’s greatest power couples - Posh and Becks - also call the Great Tew Estate home. David and Victoria Beckham own a mansion in the area, which is worth $7.6 million. They’re also good friends with the Royal Family which is probably another factor that influenced the Duke and Duchess in purchasing their new home. All we have to say is, that’s one enviable dinner party.
HAVING TO SETTLE DOWN SOON
With the couple recently welcoming Baby Sussex into the world, Harry and Meghan will have to think about settling down somewhere soon. The need for more space is now adamant, and the decision will have to be made as soon as possible. Although they don’t need a crazy amount of bedrooms and space, their current two-bedroom home will start feeling tight.
PERFECT FOR KIDS
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
In Kensington Palace, the huge state where Nottingham Cottage is located in is actually perfect for kids. Prince George, for example, has a toy horse that he can ride at any time he wants to. And with Markle now with a baby of her own, the Royal home will start making more adjustments to make the place kid-friendly, letting them have all the fun they want.
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Frogmore House – which hosted the wedding reception for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday – was built in the 17th century, becoming a royal residence when George III purchased it for his wife, Queen Charlotte, in the 1790s. For those wishing to visit in person, the house and garden, set within Windsor Castle’s magnificent Home Park, will be open to the public on 5, 6 and 7 June for the annual charity garden open days for @royal_collection_trust. But don’t worry if you can’t make it – instead, dig out your June 2004 copy of the The World of Interiors, with Ruth Guilding’s original feature, and photography by Christopher Simon Sykes. Seen here is the Duchess of Kent’s drawing room – built in 1804 as a dining room for Queen Charlotte. A gilt bronze chandelier of c1820 hangs in the middle of the room, and by the far wall stand candelabra on Regency giltwood torchères. On the chimney piece are a pair of 18th-century satinwood and rosewood console tables with @wedgwood panels. #theworldofinteriors #frogmorehouse #royalwedding #windsor #throwbacknotthursday
Meghan has made it clear from the start that she’s not afraid of doing things her own way, even though she’s now become a part of the Royal family. In fact, here’s a perfect example of just that. Although the room looks pretty nice pre-Markle, the changes that have been made to it are dramatic. All thanks to the Duchess and her redecorating skills!
AFTER MARKLE’S ARRIVAL
Meghan has made some drastic changes to the room, and today it looks totally different from what it was before. Even though the bare bones have essentially stayed the same, including the placement of the couches, plus the general format of the room, the vibe is evidently different.
In comparison to before, the room feels more illuminated and looks like it’s been given more brightness. The vibrant colors are definitely a great change, as they’ll put you in a better mood than the previous ones. When we look at these changes, it’s obvious that Markle is putting her own modern twist on Royal living.
CAN’T GET ENOUGH
Here’s what Megan and Harry’s Nott Cott looks like from the outside. Even though they might not be staying there for long, the property still continues to get a large amount of attention from the public.
And we can see why! Its inhabitants are constantly making headlines and dominating the media on a daily basis. The people love these kids and can’t enough of them, which explains why fans are so interested in finding out about their living accommodations too.
THE SYMBOLISM BEHIND IT
There is something special behind the place. Here we have a photo of the core estate, Kensington Palace, in which Nottingham Cottage itself is located in. And this is because Meghan and Harry have a bigger associated with the core, more than anything else.
This is because the entire estate as a whole has become their home. Here’s the symbolism behind it. Kensington Palace is considered the core - let’s say, a tree that has strong roots. Nottingham Cottage is a continuation of this core - or “tree” - which branches off, is happily flourishing.
THE BEAUTY OF KENSINGTON PALACE
Kensington Palace is undeniably a stunner. Every photo that comes out from the estate is gorgeous. With the palace’s uniform-like exterior, plus its structured halls, and the stunning works of arts, the entire place as a while is simply beautiful. We’re sure that Meghan and Harry probably take a step back every one in a while to marvel at its charm - and they’re not the only ones. The public seems to love the property just as much, regularly stopping to look at its beauty.
It looks like Nott Cott might not be the only property the Sussexes can marvel at. The Queen reportedly gave Adelaide Cottage as a gift to the newlyweds, and it is in fact absolutely breathtaking as well. Built on the premises of Windsor Castle, the mesmerizing structure of the property is not for the faint of heart.
ON ANOTHER LEVEL
The more we look into Windsor Castle, the quicker we realize that the structure is absolutely monstrous. Which begs the question - how does Markle, a woman who grew up in a modest house, transition into living in a place that's so luxurious and grandiose in comparison? Of course, Adelaide Cottage will be smaller in comparison, but it’s still part of the massive estate.
THEN AND NOW
We all respect the fact that Markle was an independent, working woman who was making millions on her own before joining the Royal family. But, unfortunately, her new association with the Royals is here to stay, and the fact that she was able to provide herself with expensive living accommodations on her own isn’t relevant. Because now, the Duchess will always be associated with the estate pictured here.
A MAGICAL TOUCH
Isn’t there something familiar-looking about Windsor Castle? Looking at the property seems to bring back some nostalgic memories from our Harry Potter days. The castle in the fictional movie was a beautiful creation, and Windsor Castle is basically our real-live version of it. We don’t know about you guys, but the castle is definitely giving us some major Hogwarts vibes!
A MYSTICAL RIVER
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex certainly have a lot to choose from. Their list of properties doesn’t end with Nott Cott and Queen Elizabeth’s gift, Adelaide Cottage. In reality, the newlyweds might be given another property as well - York Cottage. And it seems like this might become the couple’s new favorite choice.
The property has a beautiful river that runs adjacent to the cottage, creating a very serene and peaceful atmosphere for the home. And with their love for the countryside, nature, and everything outdoorsy, it seems like this is exactly what the couple have been searching for in their new, future humble abode.
However, when it boils down to it, the actual house isn’t what's most important. Harry and Meghan’s love is what’s going to make the home special, along with little baby Archie, and his future siblings. It’s like that saying - it’s “what’s on the inside that counts.” And when it comes to a happy, loving home, nothing can be truer. Regardless of where the Sussexes are going to live, it’s their love, energy, and spirit that’ll set the tone in their humble home.
Which of these choices is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below! And make sure to stay tuned for the latest updates on your favorite royals.