Harry and Meghan to Leave Kensington Palace Amid Rumoured Tensions With William

Tanya Cunningham
November 25, 2018

Kensington Palace said Saturday that Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor Castle, early next year.

The couple's wedding in May took place at Queen Elizabeth's residence Windsor Castle, and their wedding reception was held at Frogmore House, near their new marital home. The cottage was previously 5 separate units for palace staff living on the grounds, so it is now under renovation.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, whose due date is in the spring, will move into their main official residence next year once the refit is complete, according to reports. So, where is Frogmore Cottage? It has the capacity for up to ten bedrooms while The Sun also reported possible plans for a gym and yoga room at the property.

"There has been a bit of tension between the brothers", the source said.

Frogmore Cottage itself is now used as royal offices but will undergo extensive renovations to turn it back into a family home. Palace sources claim there was "nothing available as an official residence in London".

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are set to leave Kensington Palace for a new home in Windsor.

Frogmore is now uninhabited and is only used by the Royal family for private and public functions.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge typically spend Christmas with the Queen.

Frogmore Cottage was once home to Abdul Karim, Victoria's "Munshi", or teacher.

The move means they will be 20 miles away from William, Kate and their three children: George, Charlotte and Louis.

"Catherine and Meghan live very different lives, and that is likely to become more marked over time", the source added.

The Duke and US-born Duchess of Sussex will keep their country home in the Cotswolds while they reside in Windsor.

Royal insiders had expected Harry and Meghan to move into Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace, now occupied by the Queen's cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, 74, and his Danish-born wife, Birgitte, 72.

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