It looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving out of their cozy two-bedroom cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace in the near future. Queen Elizabeth has gifted the newlyweds with their very own royal mansion. So, which royal residence will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex call their own? Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Castle estate will be their new home, The Daily Mail reports.
While the home is named "Adelaide Cottage" is not actually a cottage at all. It's a glamorous royal mansion that features a marble Greco-Egyptian fireplace and a master bedroom with a “coved ceiling with gilded dolphins and rope ornament reused from the Royal yacht Royal George,” according to Historic England. In layman's terms, this "cottage" is fancy AF.
Gifting your grandson a house for his wedding gift seems extravagant, but it's a pretty standard practice for the Windsors. The Queen has previously bestowed Anmer Hall at her Sandringham Estate to Kate Middleton and Prince William. Choosing to gift Adelaide Cottage to Prince Harry and Meghan is quite a thoughtful gesture from the Queen because it holds a "special meaning to the newlyweds," according to People. The pair tied the knot at St. George's Chapel back in May, which is located within the grounds of Windsor Castle. Kensington Palace has previously commented on Prince Harry and Meghan's affinity for the Windsor grounds, explaining that "Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there during the last year."
A source close to the Royal Family told The Daily Mail that Meghan and Harry have already view the property, liked it and will move in soon. In addition to being fond of Windsor Castle, there are a few other reasons why the happy couple believe this will be a great location to start their life together. It's super close to London, so, it will be easy for the, to get in and out of the city for official duties. They'll be close to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's private apartments on the property, as well, and just a few miles from the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park - one of Prince Harry's favorite spots. Another important aspect is that there are seven gated entrances and exits to Windsor Castle, so it Prince Harry and Meghan will be able to come and go without being photographed.
Prince Harry and Meghan's real estate portfolio is growing with this latest addition. It has also been reported that Queen Elizabeth gave her Duke and Duchess of Sussex York Cottage on her Sandringham Estate as a wedding gift ahead of the wedding. Must be nice!