Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have a Privacy Issue at Frogmore Cottage? Tourists Try to Sneak a Peek Inside
It sounds like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might want to beef up their security and check out some more privacy solutions for Frogmore Cottage — tourists were caught trying to sneak a peek inside their home during a recent tour. With a new baby at home and lots of curious fans roaming the grounds, perhaps some additional steps should be taken to improve their privacy.
Tourists are roaming the property
Why are there tourists at Prince Harry and Markle’s home? Their Frogmore Cottage is located in the middle of the semi-private Frogmore Estate and gardens, which has been open to the public for a three-day charity event, hosted by the National Open Garden Scheme, the British Heart Foundation and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
Surprisingly, these visitors have been able to get pretty close to Prince Harry and Markle’s home, with The Daily Mail reporting that people were taking pictures even though they were told not to by police. Others took it a step further and tried to “peer into” the windows at Frogmore Cottage as they could get within 20 feet of the home.
One visitor remarked on Twitter: “Couple of windows open and two shiny cars out front so someone’s there… Mad how close you can get,” adding, “Although how they’re getting Archie to sleep under this flight path is beyond me. Absolute racket.”
Another visitor tweeted: “Went to Windsor for a charity event that was at Frogmore House and Gardens. Windsor is so beautiful and cute. I can see why the Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry moved there.”
Frogmore Cottage had some recent renovations
Before Prince Harry and Markle moved into their new home, there were a number of renovations to be done. In fact, the home improvement schedule ran quite late and there was concern that the couple wouldn’t be able to move in before their baby was born.
Among the improvements made to Frogmore Cottage were additions of a yoga studio, a kitchen dining area, alcove bookcases, and of course, some expert soundproofing to deal with the loud planes overhead.
They’ve taken extra steps to help with the privacy concerns
In an effort to add more privacy measures to their home, Prince Harry and Markle have requested that large trees be planted in the “holes” where people can see their home from the park and the Long Walk.
Prince William and Kate Middleton reportedly had 600 trees planted 18 inches apart and extended a hedge to obstruct any views of their Kensington Palace home.
A palace spokesperson noted: “As part of the broader management of the estate, the physical surroundings of royal residences are under constant review. From time to time, adjustments are made to the landscaping and gardens, including hedging.”