Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Keep Frogmore Cottage?

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are making some major changes in 2020. In addition to announcing that they are “stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family,” they also revealed that they are planning a move to North America. 

Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they will be balancing time between two separate countries from here on out (although, they remained mum on exactly which North American country they plan to live in). 

“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity,” the couple wrote.  

With this impending move, what will happen to the royal couples’ beloved Frogmore Cottage? According to the (new) official Sussex Royal website, the duo will be keeping the residence. 

“Frogmore Cottage will continue to be the property of Her Majesty the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to use Frogmore Cottage—with the permission of Her Majesty The Queen—as their official residence as they continue to support the Monarchy, and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom,” the couple revealed on their website. 

Markle and Harry moved into the Windsor home—which was given to them by the queen—last April right before the birth of their son Archie. So, while we don’t know exactly when (or where) the duke, duchess and baby Archie will be making the move across the pond, we’re glad they’ll be hanging on to Frogmore Cottage. 

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