Amazing New Life For Meghan, Harry & Archie’s At Frogmore Cottage

As newlyweds, living near the busy social life of London was ideal for Meghan and Harry as they defined their roles and accepted duties within the royal family’s

day-to-day activities.

Their first home was the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage on the grounds at Kensington Palace. It was a familiar home for Prince Harry as he spent much of his childhood at Kensington with his brother, William and their mother, the late Princess of Wales.

As new parents, Meghan and Harry decided London was not the ideal location for their growing family. The following are eight reasons life at Frogmore Cottage will be better for Meghan, Harry, and Archie.

1. A historic home for the new family

Located just 22 miles southwest of London and set in Windsor Estate, Frogmore Cottage was built in 1801 during the reign of King George III for his wife, Queen Charlotte as an escape from royal duties. Similarly, the Sussex’s will enjoy the retreat from city life while still being near Windsor Castle where the Queen spends most of her weekends.

2. A quiet life and greater privacy in the country

Surrounded by gardens and within the Windsor security zone, the new family will enjoy more privacy in the secluded and peaceful cottage. Unlike living in London, there will be less opportunity for paparazzi and curious looky-loos to see them coming or going.

3. Modern renovations: original details

At one time the cottage had as many as 10 bedrooms for various royal staff members. With renovations complete, the single-family home now has five bedrooms, a renovated kitchen, new bathrooms and updated, eco-conscious heating and electrical systems throughout. Attention was especially considered to preserve historic elements including fireplaces, floorboards, doors and moldings.

4. A modern nursery for Archie

Meghan was very careful to use eco-friendly and non-toxic resources in the new nursery. Vegan paints and organic fabrics were chosen in neutral colors and natural materials. Additionally, state-of-the-art security features, a surround-sound system, and modern lighting were all part of the overall design.

5. A healthy lifestyle at home

Meghan has spoken frequently about her daily routine of meditation and yoga. (Mom, Doria Ragland, is a yoga teacher.) Since their marriage, Harry has also adopted Meghan’s healthier lifestyle. Their new home includes an exercise room and yoga studio for the family.

6. Modern décor with a nod to traditional elements

Meghan and Harry have reportedly chosen designer Vicky Charles for their new home. She and her design partner at Charles & Co. (Julia Corden, wife of late night TV host, James Corden) recently completed the nursery for George and Amal Clooney’s twins. Vicky is known for incorporating modern elements into classic interiors that certainly echoes Meghan’s personal sense of style.

7. No ladies-in-waiting or footmen for the modern royals

Since the recent move into the cottage, Meghan and Harry haven’t yet hired household staff or a nanny. With Harry’s official travel schedule already impacting the new family, some staff will be required to assist with cooking, cleaning and gardening, but the formalities usually expected in royal households will not be routine with the Sussex’s.

8. Room for Grandma Doria

Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, moved into Frogmore Cottage with the family. Her inclusion in the official birth announcement indicates she is an integral member of the Sussex household and likely staying in the UK for the foreseeable future. With five bedrooms there is plenty of room for Doria to stay and enjoy time with her first grandchild.

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