How Much Did Baby Sussex’s Nursery Cost?

Just a few weeks before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry move into their new estate Frogmore Cottage, and welcome their first child, Baby Sussex –the finishing touches have just been completed on Baby Sussex’s nursery. Like most baby nurseries — Baby Sussex’s will have a crib, rocking chair, and a changing table. However, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have also added a bit of flair and their own design for their little bump’s special room.

With £3 million spent on renovations at the 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage alone — including the addition of a gym and yoga studio, how much did Baby Sussex’s nursery cost?

How much did Baby Sussex’s nursery cost?

According to Express U.K. —Markle and Prince Harry spent £150,000 on Baby Sussex’s nursery alone. An insider explained, “Everything is all set at their dream home, and in the past two weeks Meghan has completed work on a stunning £150,000 nursery which she insisted on paying for out of her own money.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked Vicky Charles, the design director of Soho Farmhouse to decorate the nursery. However, the duchess also got the input of one of her very best friends, tennis legend Serena Williams. A source close to the royals explained, “Serena played a massive role in helping design it, and it even boasts a full wall-length mood screen that electronically projects soothing images from a number of selection choices. That alone costs £25,000.”

Inside Baby Sussex’s nursery

Meghan Markle used a mood board to help her get the perfect tone and feel for Baby Sussex’s nursery. Royal insider Katie Nicholl told Vanity Fair, “Don’t expect to see any baby pink or baby blue. Apparently, it’s going to be a monochrome palette—whites and grays, I’m told, will be the color theme for baby Sussex’s nursery.” The nursery will be painted with eco-friendly vegan paint that is eucalyptus-infused. From Markle’s fashion choices we know that she loves color as well –she and the prince may decide to add bold pops of color to the room like rugs and pillows once the little one is born.

Prince Harry also added some special touches of his own. As a technology nerd, the prince has outfitted the nursery with, “top-of-the-line cameras, security windows, and a state-of-the-art stereo system.”

Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hire a nanny?

Though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will eventually have to go back to work as full-time royals–they will delay hiring a nanny for as long as possible. Express U.K. reports that the duchess has told Buckingham Palace that she wants minimal help.

An insider revealed, “Meghan’s already told Palace chiefs that she and Harry want to be hands-on parents. She doesn’t want a team of nannies, which is unheard of for a new mum in the royal household. Meghan feels she wants to show other women out there that she’s independent and strong and can relate to new mums who don’t have the luxury of having a lot of extra help.”

It looks like Markle will be following in the footsteps of her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton who has just one nanny, Maria Borrallo for all three of her children. Meghan Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland will also be on hand to help with Baby Sussex.

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