The Queen Was the First to Visit Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their first royal visitors to Frogmore Cottage and it wasn’t Prince William and Kate Middleton, as many believed. Though William and Kate did stop by, it was actually The Queen who first paid the Duke and Duchess a visit at their new home.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome their royal guests
With Prince Harry and Markle due to welcome their first child very soon, they’ve seen some family members drop by their new home at Frogmore Cottage recently.
After Markle missed the Easter Sunday church service with the royal family, it was reported that Prince William and Middleton paid her a visit to see how she was feeling. Many royal baby watchers assumed that Markle, now very pregnant, was staying home from the service to rest.
William and Middleton reportedly stopped by following the service for their first visit to Frogmore Cottage and arrived with a housewarming gift as well.
A source told Harper’s Bazaar that “William and Catherine visited because Meghan was unable to attend the service. They wanted to be supportive and see how she is doing. It was a lovely afternoon.”
The Queen was the first Frogmore visitor
According to a new report, however, the Queen was actually Prince Harry and Markle’s first visitor to Frogmore Cottage, as a source told The Sun that she came to see the couple while staying at Windsor Castle over Easter weekend.
The source shared: “Her Majesty wanted to formally welcome the Sussexes to their new home so she was their first visitor. She visited with other family members and Harry and Meghan were delighted to show them round.”
The insider added: “The Queen was at Windsor Castle at Easter and wanted to see Meghan before she has the baby.” If true, it was no doubt a lovely occasion and very much appreciated by Prince Harry and Markle.
Buckingham Palace didn’t comment on any of the Sussexes reported royal visitors since these are private visits and not official royal engagements.
Frogmore Cottage got a makeover recently
Prince Harry and Markle moved to Frogmore Cottage ahead of the birth of their first child, though renovation work created some delays.
Last month, a source told The Sun that workers were wrapping up the renovation details, sharing: “the builders have worked all week whatever the weather. But they [the Sussexes] keep making changes, particularly on the layout. The word is they’ve been quite demanding, which is understandable as what homeowner doesn’t want their house to be perfect?”
The insider added: “Given the scale of the project, a three or four-week delay isn’t too bad. The couple are pleased with how it’s all going.”
Among the home improvements were the addition of a yoga studio, new fireplaces, and soundproofing, as well as giving the property a security boost. The reported cost or the renovations was somewhere between $2.5 and $3.8 million.
With all of their recent visitors to Frogmore Cottage, it’s believed that Markle is certainly due to give birth any day now.