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Inside Meghan Markle and Harry's new home at Frogmore House – a secret royal retreat


Tucked away at the base of a secret Royal Family retreat – but Frogmore Cottage will soon become one of the most famous homes in the world.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly left west London and moved to a 10-bedroom house, near Windsor Castle, to raise families in a calmer atmosphere amid allegations of "tension" with Prince William.

The queen gave them her own book at the Windsor estate – Frogmore House – it was a favorite royal hideout for more than 300 years.

The registered class II cottage is said to be undergoing a multimillion-dollar reparation, paid by the taxpayer, before becoming pregnant Meghan gave birth to the couple's first child.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which are due in spring, will move to their main official residence next year after repairs are complete, according to reports.

It was claimed that they had planned to move to one of Kensington Palace's main apartments, next to William and Kate, but there was little tension between the brothers.

It is very likely that it will get a full security upgrade to keep an eye. Previously, people could go directly to the property, which was surrounded by a small fence with a sign that read "Private".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for engagement photos at Frogmore House

The couple currently lives in their first marriage house, a cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace in west London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton also live.

Frogmore Cottage has more than enough space for the Sussex family and nursery for their babies – and even a gym or yoga studio – with 10 bedrooms.

Formerly known as Double Garden Cottage, this house is located within Windsor Castle Home Park and overlooks the stunning and spacious Frogmore House, which will undoubtedly be a more popular stop on the Windsor tour.

The lodge is currently divided into five units which are home to royal staff, but the cottage will be converted into a family home with modern facilities.

Frogmore Cottage is located in an area that has sentimental value and lots of memories for Duke, 34, and Duchess, 37,

Not far from Windsor Castle, Queen's summer residence, and St. George's Chapel, where Harry and Meghan tie knots in May as millions of people around the world watch on TV.

Frogmore House has been a royal retreat for 300 years

Their wedding reception, held by Prince Wales, was held at the Frogmore House, which was also the place where the couple's engagement photos were taken.

Frogmore House is in a quiet and secluded location, surrounded by 35 acres of lush vegetation and rural Berkshire.

This plantation has its own lake, Lake Frogmore, and is home to the Royal Burial Ground and the tomb of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Meghan and Harry walked past the yard of the Frogmore House last year

Frogmore House was once home to Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent. His body was also held there, in an elegant tomb.

The house – built in the 1680s and bought by Queen Charlotte, wife of George III in 1792 – was open to the public only one month a year, in August, plus three days of open charity.

The large area allows Queen Charlotte to spoil her love with botany, because the garden is filled with many rare and unusual plants.

Tickets cost up to £ 35 per person through the Royal Collection Trust.

The Royal Mausoleum is the final resting place of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Public access is very limited because the Frogmore House is still used by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family as a private retreat.

Frogmore House was built by Hugh May, architect Charles II, and was named after the abundance of frogs in the surrounding swamps.

This became a royal residence about 100 years later and has become a hideout for couples and royal families, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and their children.

Victoria likes the calm and serenity of Frogmore, and is said to be her favorite retreat.

Frogmore Cottage was once home to Abdul Karim, his "Munshi", or teacher.

Meghan became pregnant with the couple's first child

George VI and Queen Mother honeymooned in the yard in 1923.

Harry and former Suits actress Meghan currently live at Nottingham Cottage on the land of Kensington Palace.

It is claimed that the couple chose remote Frogmore Cottage on a flat next to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Sun quoted an unnamed "royal source" who said: "The original plan was for Harry and Meghan to move from their hut on the ground of Kensington Palace and into one of the main apartments.

"But there was a little tension between the brothers.

"Now Harry and Meghan don't want to stay next to William and Kate and want to attack themselves."

The pair "needed more space" and hoped the renovation of Frogmore Cottage would be completed before they welcomed their baby, the source said.

Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report.

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