Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Ever Move Back to Kensington Palace?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are busy putting the finishing touches on their Frogmore Cottage home ahead of Baby Sussex’s arrival. With their move-in and due date fast approaching, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to leave their Kensington Palace abode, Nottingham Cottage and make their new Windsor Estate home their full-time residence.

Following their maternity and paternity leave, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to go back to their royal responsibilities, which requires them to spend quite a bit of time in London. But, moving out of Nottingham Cottage means they no longer have a city residence. Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ever move back to Kensington Palace? Find out, ahead.

Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live while visiting London?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in the midst of a significant amount of change. In addition to renovating a new family home and welcoming their first child together, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also cutting ties with Kensington Palace and creating a royal household of their own, separate from Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Earlier his month, Queen Elizabeth’s office confirmed the split and revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plans to hire a new communications team and move their staff to Buckingham Palace. And while it’s unclear exactly which royal residence Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make their London home, chances are they will also have accommodations at Buckingham Palace once the renovations — which have caused many royal family members to temporarily move to St. James’s Palace — are completed. Moving to Buckingham Palace allows the duke and duchess to be closer to their staff when visiting London for work.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

That said, nothing has been confirmed and a split from Kensington Palace (and Prince William and Kate Middleton) doesn’t necessarily mean they will never live at the iconic residence again. In fact, many members of the royal family live at the future king’s famous abode, including Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank. Should Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wish to make Kensington Palace their city home, they might choose to live in one of its many apartments instead of the small two-bedroom cottage they currently reside in — after all, they will need more room as a family of three.

Inside Frogmore Cottage

Albeit a bit far from the city, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to make their new home, Frogmore Cottage their full-time residence. Rumor has it, they might even have a home office with accommodations for staff so that they can continue their work without having to commute to London frequently.

The estate home was once used as staff housing at Windsor Castle but underwent extensive renovations last fall, which are believed to have cost the royals $3 million. According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new family abode features a gym and yoga studio, nursery for Baby Sussex, and a guest room for Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.


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