Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have adjusted to life with their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making plans to continue transforming their new home into a family-friendly residence.
The royal couple recently submitted plans to renovate the exterior of Frogmore Cottage, according to People. If the news sounds familiar, it’s probably because they recently remodeled the interior of the historic home prior to baby Archie’s birth. (It was originally five separate apartments for staff, and they turned it into a five-room house. NBD.)
The new renovation will focus on the exterior of the cottage, including upgrades to the doors, windows, walls, gutters and outbuildings. The duke and duchess will also re-landscape the garden, so little Archie has an outdoor space once he’s walking wobbling on two feet.
Earlier this month, Prince Harry and Markle welcomed their first child together. Archie’s arrival came shortly after the couple moved into their new home at Frogmore Cottage, which was built between 1680 and 1684.
The interior remodel consisted of turning the residence into a home that is suitable for a royal family. Frogmore Cottage now features five different rooms, including a spa, a yoga studio and a nursery, along with a separate house for a nanny and security. Oh, and did we mention the interior renovations cost a cool $3.9 million?
We can only imagine what the grand total will be once the exterior is complete.