The Duke and Duchess had plans to move into the home during March but had to wait a few weeks as the renovations were not complete. They made the move today, with just under a month to spare before Baby Sussex arrives.
There is not a lot of information about the move currently available. However, Express can confirm that Frogmore Cottage is an early anniversary present from Queen Elizabeth.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will celebrate their one-year-anniversary on 19 May 2019.
The renovations cost the couple about £3million, paid from their own personal wealth. The state will only pay for security changes made to the cottages, such as a panic room.
However, the security-related expenses could be high as Frogmore is less than 200m from the public Long Walk. All sides of the property are
“The costs of building and security arrangements could even balloon to £5million in the first year. There will have to be major reviews of the security surrounding that property because it is exposed on virtually every side.”
He estimates that the security costs would be a dramatic rise to the taxpayer “which could have been avoided had they decided to stay at Kensington Palace.”
A gender-neutral baby nursery
As for the interior design, Meghan has already reached out to Vicky Charles, the designer of Soho Farmhouse. If rumour has it, the couple settled on a gender-neutral design for the baby’s nursery.
Lush gardens, green fields, and serene lake surround Frogmore Cottage. The grounds of Windsor offers more than enough space for Baby Sussex to play.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s primary residence, Windsor Castle, is within walking distance from Frogmore Cottage.