Prince Harry & Meghan Markle given second residence at Buckingham Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with baby Archie, will be given their own residence at Buckingham Palace, as well as their Windsor home Frogmore Cottage.

Since their Royal roles will require them to spend time in London, they will be using the Palace while carrying out duties around the capital, according to a source.

Their temporary home should be ready by the end of 2019, though it’s not known which set of quarters they’ll be residing in. We’re sure the couple will feel at home in the iconic palace, which will be a lovely place for baby Archie to frequent too.

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The couple moved to Frogmore Cottage from Kensington Palace last month, just in time for the birth of Archie. The residence had undergone a £3million renovation to accommodate them, after they decided to move away from Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reside.

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Despite the cottage only being 30 miles from Buckingham Palace, the route is traffic-heavy and so a London base is essential for the Sussexes to carry out royal city engagements effectively.

It is still unknown whether this move was due to the couple’s desire for a more private life, or due to a potential clash between them and other royals.

On Meghan joining the family, Royal biographer Angela Levin said, “The 12 months since she got married have been far from straightforward.

"She has been unable to prevent long-standing family disagreements becoming headline news and has lost a number of staff, including her press adviser.”

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Let’s hope things settle down for the Duke and Duchess once they’ve been given their second home, especially now they have little Archie to care for.

Prince Andrew and Prince Edward also have accommodation in the Palace. A second London home is standard procedure for any royals that reside outside the capital city.

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