Luxury on tap! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry splash out up to £5,000 on a hand made copper bath for Frogmore Cottage – but muddy dog RUINS luxury carpet just days after it was fitted
- Meghan and Harry have installed a designer bath in Frogmore Cottage
- The cooper free-standing bath, by William Holland, could cost £5,000
- The couple are known to favour the style of the Soho House hotel chain
- According to friends, the cottage looks like ‘Soho Farmhouse but better’
Made of gleaming copper and taking 120 man hours to be hand beaten out, this is the designer bath Meghan and Harry have had installed in Frogmore Cottage, according to sources who have spoken to The Mail on Sunday.
Set free-standing in the bedroom – as is the current height of fashion – the bath is produced by luxury firm William Holland, a supplier for the Soho House chain.
Depending on exactly which model they chose, it will have cost up to £5,000.
The couple’s bathroom tiles have also been provided by another supplier for the Soho House brand, Bert & May.
Meghan and Harry have had installed a designer bath in Frogmore Cottage. The £5,000 cooper free-standing bath (pictured) was made by luxury firm William Holland
The company provides ‘reclaimed’ tiles salvaged from old buildings in Spain which are painstakingly brought back to life by craftsmen.
Costing around £5 each, the tiles have the natural wear and tear that adds to a fashionable sense of authenticity.
Both Meghan and Harry are known to favour Soho House. The hotel chain’s director, Markus Anderson, is among Meghan’s closest friends.
The couple are known to favour the style of the Soho House hotel chain and according to friends, the cottage looks like ‘Soho Farmhouse but better’
Carpet ruined by muddy dog… and over-enthusiastic cleaner:
Harry and Meghan were forced to replace a luxury bedroom carpet left muddy by one of their two dogs just days after it was laid down.
A cleaner attempted to remove the stains but caused further damage by using fluids unsuited to the delicate materials, according to a source close to the Frogmore Cottage project.
A new carpet was then fitted. The source said: ‘The cleaner obviously didn’t realise the strong cleaner would damage it.
‘It wasn’t a large section of carpet but the whole thing had to be taken up and replaced.
‘The cleaner was devastated but apparently the couple didn’t seem worried in the slightest about the extra cost.’
The couple are also thought to have selected several items of furniture directly from the ‘Soho Home’ range.
According to friends, the cottage looks like ‘very like Soho Farmhouse but better’, referring to the Soho House outpost in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Last week, it was revealed that the couple’s renovation of the residence in Windsor has cost £2.4 million of taxpayer funds.
However, luxury items such as the bath will have been paid for out of their own private funds.