With the holidays over and done with, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can put their focus on getting everything ready for their baby's arrival in about three months. A new addition to the family always requires a lot of preparation, and it is no different for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Apart from her royal duties, Meghan is spending most of her wake time getting Frogmore Cottage ready for the young family to move in, which they are hoping will be before the baby arrives.
Meghan and Prince Harry will be moving out from Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage, a 10-bedroom home that was a wedding gift from the Queen. The newlyweds are making sure Frogmore Cottage is renovated to match their needs, and the construction work is estimated to cost between £2 and £3 million. One of the biggest perks of Prince Harry and Meghan's new home is the secluded gardens where they will be able to spend their days in peace.
As reported by Elle, Frogmore Cottage is getting two conservatory extensions and several new fireplaces, but since the house is Grade II listed, all window frames, doors, and floorboards must remain intact. Their soon-to-be official home is very special to both Meghan and Prince Harry as it sits on the grounds of Frogmore House, a 17th-century country house where the couple took their engagement photos and held their wedding reception.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are paying for the interior design themselves, and according to sources, Meghan is getting her inspiration from interior designers Charles and Co, who among other projects are the masterminds behind the brand Soho House, and created the design look for Soho Farmhouse, the place where Meghan celebrated her bridal shower. One of the founder of Charles and Co, Julia Corden, was, alongside her husband, James Corden, invited to Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding, which lead to the assumption that she is involved in the design of Frogmore Cottage.
Everyone knows that renovation works tend to take longer than initially predicted. Furthermore, many celebrities and royalties announce a due date later than the real one to avoid the media, so let's hope that Meghan and Prince Harry can get everything ready before the baby comes.