Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and baby Archie have settled in their home at Frogmore Cottage, and it appears that Meghan couldn’t be happier. According to an article published by Us Weekly, Meghan thinks that Kensington Palace is “claustrophobic” and much prefers her more private life in Windsor.
“She really likes living in Windsor,” their source said. “It’s much less complicated to have friends visit and feels less claustrophobic than Kensington Palace.”
As The Daily Express reports, Frogmore Cottage has been extensively renovated for the royals and some of that money came from British taxpayers. Approximately £3.2million — about $4 million — in public funds was used to outfit the cottage with new flooring, kitchens, and bathrooms. Baby Archie reportedly sleeps every night in a £25,000, or $31,000, nursery and has a couple of features that you may not find in the average baby’s room like security cameras.
“The cottage is much more private, and they wanted that for the arrival of the baby,” an insider said to Us. “Harry and Meghan are very happy with how the cottage turned out. They are looking forward to really starting their lives together on their own.”
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s experience has shown that privacy can be difficult to maintain while living in Kensington Palace. The Express notes that they planted extra greenery around their home to prevent onlookers from getting a glimpse of them and their three royal children.
Us Weekly notes that Harry and Meghan are committed to giving their child as normal of a life as they can while they’re at home. They reportedly have no live-in staff at Frogmore. Their insider also said that the Sussexes have a nanny and a housekeeper who help out during the week, but the evenings and weekends are for family time.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Meghan Markle has gotten some flack from the British media for making privacy a priority. As The Inquisitr previously reported, the Duchess of Sussex was recently slammed after she attended Wimbledon this year with her friends because one of her security guards stopped a fan from getting too close.
“If you want to be private, go back to America and live privately, it’s pretty straightforward,” said Piers Morgan during an episode of Good Morning Britain after he made the point that the lifestyle of a British royal is paid for by the public so citizens have a right to have access to them.
But there are some people in the British media who are defending her such as broadcaster Jeremy Vine.
“The TV star and royal thing are different roles, she may be getting them confused,” he said, as reported by Metro. “If she’s got it wrong, there’s no excuse for bullying her.”