What Would Princess Diana Think About Harry and Meghan Moving to Frogmore Cottage?
In just a matter of weeks, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving into Frogmore Cottage. The couple is currently staying at Kensington Palace but has been busy preparing their new home for their growing family. The move is an exciting transition for the couple and marks a change to a quieter lifestyle.
The queen gave Frogmore Cottage to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a gift
Late last year, Kensington Palace released a statement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be moving into Frogmore Cottage to prepare for the expansion of their family. This was a change from the previously announced plans that the couple would be moving into Kensington Palace where Prince William and his family live.
Frogmore Cottage is located on the Windsor Estate. It is a short distance from Windsor Castle where the couple got married. While many wondered whether the move confirmed that there was feuding going on between the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge, the cottage will provide more privacy for the couple and allow them to create their own routine as a family.
The couple will have to wait a little longer to move in
Prince Harry and his wife were all set to move into their new house this month, but it looks like things have been delayed. According to The Sun, the royal couple has made quite a few changes in the last couple of weeks causing the work to take longer than expected. A source told The Sun, “It’s been all hands to the pump. The builders have worked all week whatever the weather. But they keep making changes, particularly on the layout.”
The home was once divided into five units and used as a home for the royal staff. Now the estate will feature 10 bedrooms, a nursery, and a yoga studio. Included in the 10 bedrooms will be a room for Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. Ragland is anticipated to fly into the UK any time now to help her daughter prepare for her new baby and help care for the child once he or she is born.
Contractors are furiously working to get the residence ready before the royal baby arrives. Right now it is uncertain whether the cottage will be move-in ready before Meghan gives birth in a few weeks.
What would Princess Diana think of the couple’s move to Frogmore Cottage?
We think Princess Diana would be thrilled with the move to Frogmore Cottage. The residence is located in the Home Park which is off-limits to the public. This will give the couple extra privacy and security as they bond with their little one.
After Princess Diana divorced Prince Charles, tapes revealed just how unhappy she was with her lack of privacy. She could be heard saying, “I’ve given up everything, I’ve given up everything,” she continued. “I can’t go out to lunch. I certainly don’t go out in the evenings. I hide out in the back of cars to get out. I don’t want to be in the newspapers.”
When a reporter told her that she needed to accept being in the public eye, she shut them down saying that she had just divorced the public eye. She cried, “I don’t want to be in the forefront. I hate it! It has cost me dearly!”
Diana suffered great pain from her lack of privacy and it ultimately played a role in her death. We can only imagine that Prince Harry’s mother would want her son to be able to get away and just be with his family. Frogmore Palace seems like the perfect move for the family.