By Robyn Morris
Prince Harry is reportedly planning to purchase an Australian beach house, where his late mother Princess Diana spent time before becoming a royal.
- Prince Harry is thought to be looking at the same beach house Princess Diana escaped to when she was deciding if she wanted to join the Royal Family.
- Before Prince Charles announced his engagement to the late princess, she secretly travelled to Australia to have some time to herself and make a decision.
- In other royal news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have described lockdown as a 'gift'.
Will Prince Harry follow in Princess Diana's footsteps?
royal expert Judy Wade explained in her book Diana: The Intimate Portrait, how Diana would stay at her mother's beach house in Australia.
She said: “Frances rented a beach house tucked away among tall gum trees overlooking the beach.”
The property was “situated at the end of a winding dirt track, which made it invisible from the road.”
Judy wrote about how the late Princess Diana’s mum would “enjoy a cool drink on the wooden, elevated deck facing the sea” with her daughter.
The pair also apparently “discussed the enormity of Prince Charles’ proposal and the impact on all their lives.”
Now, according to a source, Prince Harry is looking for an Australian beach house to turn it into his very own secret spot, like his mother.
The insider told Woman’s Day: "Harry has a soft spot for Australia and given that his mum spent such precious private time here, it's no surprise he'd feel a calling to it and will want to search out what sounds like was once his mum's spiritual home."
They added, "Meghan was very shocked at first, but she too would love to get her hands on something that was Diana's."
What a lovely idea!
Robyn is a celebrity and entertainment journalist and editor with over eight years experience in the industry. As well as contributing regular to woman&home, she also often writes for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly and The Sun.
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