It looks like the royal fab four—which of course includes Prince William, Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan—is about to change. The Princes have chosen to separate their royal household in the coming weeks, the Sunday Times reports.
The brothers are expected to make a formal split of their royal household in order to introduce two separate courts ahead of the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan’s first child, due this spring. The Times claims that a written and formal separation of house, which includes a separation of staff, comes as result of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex’s increasingly different responsibilities as royals. The outlet also suggests the split could “help ease the reported tensions between the brothers and their wives,”—although this is merely speculation.
Meghan and Harry currently live at Nottingham Cottage, a two-bedroom building within Kensington Palace, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as their neighbours. But it’s been known for some time now that the two have plans to move into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
The cottage spans 35 acres and is on the same grounds as Frogmore House – a place that holds very special memories for the couple. It’s not only where they had their engagement photographs taken but it’s actually where they held the evening reception following their nuptials back in May 2018. The property is currently undergoing a large refurbishment, turning it from housing for palace workers comprised of several different living units into one large home.
Aside from the initial knocking-down of walls to rejoin the separate units within the home, Harry and Meghan are also understood to be adding a green energy unit for heating and water purposes, multiple fireplaces, and multiple staircases.
At 10 total bedrooms once the five separate units are combined together, Frogmore Cottage will offer plenty more space, and privacy, than Nottingham Cottage.
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