Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Safe and Secure in Their New Home?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made it no secret that they want to raise their baby Archie as a normal citizen. This means that the couple has ditched life inside a palace and moved outside into their own home.

But this has also got many onlookers wondering: is Harry and Meghan’s new house actually safe and secure? They might be trying to live a private life, but they are still one of the most famous families in the world, after all. Let’s take a look below at whether or not the new home is a truly good place to raise baby Archie.

Where is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home located?

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Samir Hussein/WireImage

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first got married, the two of them lived in Kensington Palace in London. Prince William and Kate Middleton live there with their three children, and a few other royals reside there as well.

However, it didn’t take long before Harry and Meghan decided to move their family somewhere else. They settled on Frogmore Cottage, an abode about 45 minutes outside of London. It is located in Windsor, Berkshire, and is near the famous Windsor Castle.

Frogmore Cottage used to also be a house for staff members, so the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did a lot of renovations on it to make it more suitable for their family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly find Frogmore Cottage “so much better” than Kensington Palace. The move has also been “healthy” for the couple in letting them live on their own away from all the different family members at Kensington Palace.

Is Frogmore Cottage really safe and secure?

A part of their renovations for Frogmore Cottage definitely included securing the house to keep paparazzi and ill-intentioned people from getting too close. And the couple seems to take this very seriously.

According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, the place is basically like “a fortress.” Vanity Fair has also reported that security at Frogmore Cottage is “‘Fort Knox’ style with high-tech cameras and sensors around the perimeter.”

Those who have been in the area said that drones are banned from being flown near the home. “Police flight safety notice: Drones prohibited in this area,” a sign reads. “Launching, landing or operating drones or remote-controlled aircraft is prohibited in this area. Contrary to Article 95 of the Air Navigation Order 2006.”

Additionally, there is quite a lot of green space around the house, allowing the family even more privacy.

Some fans have gotten a good glimpse of Frogmore Cottage

Despite the extensive security measures, though, some royal fans have managed to get rather close to Harry and Meghan’s home, which is a sign that perhaps there is still more work to be done before the place is truly secured.

A few months ago, there was a three-day charity event at Frogmore House and Gardens, the ground that Frogmore Cottage is located on. Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not present, the visitors at the event were able to get as close as 20 feet of Frogmore Cottage and were even seen taking pictures of it, despite being told by the police to not do so.

“Couple of windows open and two shiny cars out front so someone’s there,” a visitor wrote on Twitter. “Mad how close you can get.”

The person also added that, since the house is close to Heathrow Airport, “how they’re getting Archie to sleep under this flight path is beyond me.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly looking to have more trees planted in places where strangers can get a good look at their home.