The Real Reason Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Broke The Two-Year Lease on Their Cotswold Rental

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a lot of changes ahead of their spring due date. For one, the two have decided to forgo their original plan of moving into a bigger space in Kensington Palace and will instead raise their so-called “royal-to-be” at Frogmore Cottage in the country. They are allegedly also in the middle of sorting out an official split between them and Prince William and Kate Middleton. But, those aren’t the only shakeups. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have now decided to end the two-year lease on their Cotswold rental early. Find out why, ahead.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Cotswold home

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed their lease less than a year ago.| Facundo Arrizabalaga – Pool/Getty Images

Barely a year after signing a two-year agreement on a gorgeous farmhouse on the Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire’s Cotswold village, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to move. And, according to Hello! Magazine, they plan to move out as early as March. The parents-to-be signed leased the four-bedroom home last spring, ahead of their royal wedding, and have used it as their country getaway.

Why are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving already? There are multiple reasons. Despite all the memories already made in the home (Rumor has it, Meghan has invited her celebrity friends, Serena William and Amal Clooney to the property. Her mother, Doria Ragland has also visited.) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might have only intended to stay at the house while renovating their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage (which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to move into in March). However, that’s not the only reason for moving so soon.

With a royal baby on the way and a new family home, it is likely that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t see the point in going back and forth between the two country abodes. Instead, they might wish to put all their time and energy into making Frogmore Cottage their full-time family home. Some also believe that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are concerned about security, which could be another reason to move from their rental.

Frogmore Cottage

With plans to move out of their Cotswold mansion and into their family home, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a lot of planning (and packing) in the next few weeks. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been busy converting the once five unit staff housing into a 10-room estate home for their family. Here’s what the new royal abode will be like once completed.

It’s located on Windsor Estate

Frogmore Cottage is not too far from Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said “I do” last spring. Being so close to the family’s weekend home means plenty of opportunities to relax with the queen, Prince Charles, and other royals that frequent the castle.

Yoga studio

As an avid yogi and exercise fanatic, Meghan Markle has plans for an in-home yoga studio and gym. The details are unknown, but we are certain the space will boast just the right amount of zen. And, perhaps her yoga instructor mother will teach her private lessons.

Baby nursery

Baby Sussex will also have his or her own bedroom. Meghan Markle has allegedly used a mood board for inspiration and painted the walls with vegan, eucalyptus-infused paint.

A guest room for Doria Ragland

Doria Ragland allegedly has plans for an extended United Kingdom stay this spring. The grandmother-to-be allegedly has her own bedroom at Frogmore Cottage and, rumor has it, she could even be Baby Sussex’s nanny.


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