The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a lot of change in their future. Not only are the royals expecting their first child together, but they are moving into not one but two new homes. Ahead of Meghan Markle's due date, the duke and duchess are headed to the countryside where they will raise their baby at their new family home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. But, that's not their only place of residence.
In addition to Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are cutting ties with Kensington Palace and moving into a new London abode. Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Buckingham Palace? Find out, ahead.
Prince William and Prince Harry's Kensington Palace split
Last week, Buckingham Palace has been confirmed for the past five months: Prince William and Prince Harry are officially going their separate ways. In order for Prince William and Kate Middleton to move to their future roles, the Royal Family feels it is necessary for the two couples to separate their royal courts and become their own households. But what does that mean for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Apparently, lots of moving.
In the official statement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking at a relationship with Kensington Palace. Kensington under Prince William and Kate Middleton's office. And, despite the fact that they are unwilling to travel from Buckingham Palace to the Buckingham Palace. But, does Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to move to the royal family headquarters?
Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Buckingham Palace?
Right now, the queen's staff works at Buckingham Palace's West Attic (also known as the Footman's Floor), which has been opened to open floor office space. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's staff want to join the 120 employees working under the queen.
Additionally, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might also make Buckingham Palace their London home. That way, they have a place to stay in the city for extended work and meetings. However, the Palace of the East Wing (where much of its inhabitants live) starts this spring and many royal family members have come to St. James's Palace for the time being.
If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decide to make Buckingham Palace their home away from home, they may have completed the extensive renovations are completed. That means they could reside at Buckingham Palace's Royal Palace, with the rest of Buckingham Palace's royal residence, or they might stay at Nottingham Cottage – their current royal residence – at Kensington Palace.
That said, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are probably in no hurry to live in London. After all, once the baby comes, the two will take maternity and paternity leave. As part of their official separation from Prince William and Kate Middleton, they also plan to continue their philanthropic efforts and so they can do so from outside the city.
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