Although they’re perhaps the most talked about couple of the moment, it’s said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy relatively quiet lives behind closed doors.
The newly-engaged couple may be part of one of the world’s most famous families, but it’s thought that Harry and fiancée Meghan like to spend their evenings in a pretty low-key way.
When they’re not stepping out to conduct royal engagements, Harry and Meghan usually like to relax in their two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
Removal vans have, according to the Daily Mail, been spotted moving many of Meghan’s possessions into Harry’s former bachelor pad. And it’s thought that the former actress has quickly transformed the abode into a marital haven, complete with comfy throws, flowers from the local market, and lovely-smelling Diptyque candles.
The couple often spend evenings in their shared home, cooking up sumptuous meals together.
It’s been reported that the pair have their favourite go-to dishes – for Harry, it’s a Beef Wellington or a fish pie, while it’s said that Meghan has admitted her love of fish tacos, and generally anything with a kick in it!
(Nottingham Cottage, where Meghan and Harry now live, is circled in red)
Of course, Harry and Meghan revealed in their only interview to date that Harry’s proposal actually took place whilst they were preparing a roast chicken together at home.
It’s said that Meghan usually follows an Ina Garten recipe for her signature roast, including lots of garlic, onion, lemon and thyme.
After dinner, the royals, like any other couple, unwind and relax in front of the TV – or, in their case, Netflix boxsets.
It’s not been revealed which shows they enjoy on Netflix, but it has been said that they regularly tune in to BBC shows, including James Norton’s recent drama, McMafia.
The couple have also been said to enjoy Feud, the BBC2 series about Bette Davies and Joan Crawford, starring Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange respectively. Royal insiders have also claimed that the pair love the BBC Four drama, Spiral.
And while they’re tuning in to their favourite TV shows, it’s said that Harry and Meghan regularly indulge in an £80 Italian Tignanello red wine. Delicious!
It’s thought that the couple are making the most of their time together now, after spending much of their relationship so far apart, given the distance between their two homes. They’re also said to be spending as much time together as possible, before Meghan becomes a fully fledged royal following the pair’s wedding in May.
A palace insider shared with the Daily Mail, “They’re spending as much time as they can on their own together, with lots of casual suppers and TV.”
But the newly-engaged couple also share their home with one of Meghan’s beloved dogs, Guy, who moved over with Meghan in September.
Meghan has openly spoken about how key it is to her to invest in quality downtime, given how busy life can get. In a past interview, she confessed that she’s definitely partial to an hour of “mindless TV”, everyone once in a while.
Speaking to Women’s Health in 2016, she said, “I give myself the luxury of downtime. We are all so incredibly busy and juggling so many things but I always take an hour to just decompress, watch mindless TV, snuggle with my dogs and enjoy a glass of wine.”
It seems that Harry has slotted quite nicely into Meghan’s idea of the perfect Saturday night in…