Moving in with gran! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘asked the Queen for a room at Windsor Castle’ before relocating to Frogmore Cottage
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex considered moving in to the 1,000 room castle
- Newlywed couple reportedly asked the monarch if there was space for them
- The Queen is thought to have suggested they move into Frogmore House instead
For some newlyweds moving back in with your family is a good cost-saving move, one that even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle weren’t above.
It’s believed that after their wedding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex approached Harry’s grandmother – who of course is The Queen – about living with her in Windsor Castle.
Unfortunately it appears there wasn’t space for them in the 1,000-room castle, as the monarch is reportedly thought to have kindly suggested they move into Frogmore Cottage instead.
Meghan Markle has a close relationship with The Queen, but it’s believed that wasn’t enough for HRH to want her living under the same roof
Prince Harry and Meghan are thought to have asked his grandmother if there was space for them in Windsor Castle however they eventually moved into Frogmore Cottage
The Sunday Times reports that the parents to royal baby Archie were hoping that living quarters could be made available to them.
But the monarch gifted them her favourite cottage on the estate, the five-bedroom home that Harry, 34, and Meghan, 38, have just given a £2.4million makeover.
The refurbishment, which was funded by taxpayers, involved knocking five separate houses into one larger residence for the couple, spending money on fixtures and fittings, including ‘fine furnishings’ for a kitchen, living room and nursery for baby Archie.
Royal author and deputy lord lieutenant of Berkshire told the Times: ‘There are empty bedrooms and suites in the private apartments which the Sussexes may have had their eye on, or perhaps some former living quarters in the castle grounds converted into other things.
‘But I can see how it might not be entirely appropriate to have a young family living there.’
Buckingham Palace have been approached by the Mail Online for comment.
Harry and Meghan were gifted Frogmore Cottage by The Queen which they have just given a £2.4million makeover
The Queen spends most of her weekends at Windsor which, with 1,000 rooms and private and state apartments, is the largest inhabited castle in the world
Harry and Meghan were living together at Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace after their engagement in November 2017.
They were offered the palace’s grander Apartment 1, which boasts 21 rooms and adjoins William and Kate’s Apartment 1A, but chose to move 20 miles away to Frogmore Cottage instead.
The newlyweds moved out of Kensington Palace this spring amid reports of a rift with Prince William and his wife Kate, whose joint Royal Foundation with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was also broken up last week.