Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Officially Moving Out Of Kensington Palace

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially leaving the nest, otherwise known as Kensington Palace, for Windsor Castle. 

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The move to Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage is set to happen in 2019 as the couple prepare to welcome their first bub together.

The Sun first reported the news – unconfirmed at the time – around about a week ago and attributed the move to “tension between the brothers” according to their royal source. However, other UK publications are putting it down to some other in-laws. Prior to their wedding, it was reported the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex were due to move into an apartment within Kensington Palace – currently taken by the Queen‘s cousin, the Duke of Gloucester and his wife, the Duchess of Gloucester. 

According to various sources, the Duke and Duchess weren’t too keen on the idea of being kicked out so there’s that.

The actual truth? Who knows. Maybe Prince Harry and Meghan just want their own space.

Frogmore Cottage – near where Prince Harry and Meghan held their wedding reception – is in need of a renovation but as it stands, the place has ten whole bedrooms. Per The Sun, the royal couple are looking to install a new nursery, a gym, and a yoga studio.

In a separate statement to PEOPLE, Kensington Palace revealed that despite the move to Frogmore Cottage, the Duke and Duchess’ office will still be at Kensington Palace.

The full statement reads:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. The couple have lived at Nottingham Cottage since their engagement last year.

Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate.

The Duke and Duchess’s official office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.