Inside Nottingham Cottage, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home

Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged, it’s time for the happy couple to finally settle down into their first home together at Kensington Palace.

Meghan has now moved in to Harry’s current home in the palace, which he’s lived in for a number of years.

Where does Prince Harry live?

The pair have now set up home together at Nottingham Cottage, one of the many apartments within the grounds of Kensington Palace. It’s thought to be one of the smallest residences within the palace grounds, but certainly isn’t a residence to be sniffed at.

Meghan is likely to be no stranger to the property, having stayed there numerous times when visiting Harry while in London. In fact, it’s where the young prince proposed while the couple were ‘trying to roast a chicken’.

Nottingham Cottage

The cute, cosy cottage is thought to have two bedrooms and a small garden. It also houses a kitchen, small living room, and bathroom – making it the perfect starter home for the couple.

The residence also boasts impressive reception rooms, designed by none other than Sir Christopher Wren, who was one of Britain’s most highly-acclaimed architects.

And it’s likely that Meghan will be keen to put her own stamp on the former bachelor pad, as the Duchess of Cambridge did when she and William lived there when they were first engaged.

Catherine and William moved into the cottage shortly after their engagement announcement, and it was the couple’s very first home together. It’s thought that the Duchess was quick to refurbish the house when they moved in, updating the fixtures and changing the décor to suit her tastes.

So how might Meghan put her stamp on the humble abode? Judging from the former actress’s Instagram page, we predict that she’ll be keen to create a neutral, but comfy, cosy vibe for her new home.

Pictures of her Toronto home on her social media show a relaxed, bohemian décor, with plenty of comfy blankets, beige furniture, and an abundance of flowers.

In fact, it’s likely the Prince will be treated to a fresh bouquet of Meghan’s favourite, peonies, every week now that the pair live together. Lucky boy!

meghan markle

The former actress is also said to love Diqtyque candles, Jo Malone scents, and impressive art. Sounds like it’s set be a very beautiful home!

And it seems that Meghan also favours a sleek, minimalist design in the kitchen too, having previously shared a picture of her all-white, monochrome kitchen.

However, while the couple might call Nottingham Cottage home for a little while, it likely won’t be their forever home – especially as they’ve admitted that they plan to start a family very soon.

Reports have suggested that now he is engaged, Prince Harry has also been eyeing up the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester’s 21-room apartment, situated right next to Catherine and William’s residence, Apartment 1A.

It’s also been said that Prince Harry and Meghan are on the hunt for a country retreat to make their own too. The couple are reportedly searching for a property in the Cotswolds countryside, to get away from the media glare they’ll likely face in London.

Reportedly, the couple are looking to get a place in the quaint village of Luckington. And coincidentally, Luckington Manor, a £7.7 million property, was taken off of the market on Monday 27th November, just as Harry and Meghan’s engagement was announced.

It would certainly be a return home for Harry, who grew up close to the area of Luckington, in Highgrove House – where Prince Charles and Camilla now spend much of their time.

We’re sure the happy couple will be delighted wherever they live.

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