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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Moving Into A Lavish 10-Bedroom Cottage

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After rumors stated that Prince Harry and Prince William were making some big changes to their household setups, the royal reps have finally confirmed that the brothers and their wives will be breaking up their joint court.

Harry and Meghan Markle's office recently revealed that the couple, who are expecting their first child in the spring, will soon be calling Windsor Castle's Frogmore Cottage home.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who currently live at Kensington Palace beside William and Kate Middleton, will be making the move "early next year," according to a statement released to People.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. The couple have lived at Nottingham Cottage since their engagement last year.

Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate," the statement continued. The Duke and Duchess's official office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace."

Meghan and Harry's new home is called a "cottage," but don't let that description fool you.

Frogmore Cottage, which is currently undergoing renovations, is a multi-million dollar house with ten bedrooms, including a nursery, space for a yoga studio and a gym.

The cottage has been divided into five sections, including a unit for staff.

Although Harry and William have always been close, royal insiders have speculated that there's been tension in their relationship over the last few months.

"The initial plan was for Harry and Meghan to move out of their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace and into one of the main apartments. But there has been a bit of tension between the brothers," a source told the news outlet.

However, according to royal expert and author Sally Bedell Smith, there is a much more logical explanation.

She believes that Harry and Meghan are trying simply trying to forge their own path, which is different from William and Kate's, who will one day be King and Queen.

"It is inevitable and practical because it gives Harry and Meghan some freedom to build up their own collection of interests and charities. Meghan has very strong views on what she is interested in and that may be what Harry shares, but not what William and Kate share," Smith explained.  

The Royal Fab Four will have their individuals interests to focus on, but they are still expected to continue working together on their Royal Foundation and be strong representatives of the Queen.

Congrats to Meghan and Harry on their new home!

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