Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – now formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – have reportedly signed a two-year lease for a second home in the Cotswolds.
The couple are currently waiting for renovations on their two-bedroom home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, to be completed and simultaneously are said to be eyeing up a period property near Oxford.
Located just an hour and a half’s drive from London, the home – known as WestfieldLarge – is part of the Great Tew Estate.
The secluded house sits pretty on the same 4,000-acre grounds as Soho Farmhouse, where the pair reportedly enjoyed several romantic dates and reportedly spent the weekend before their wedding, to get away from it all.
And if they make the big move, their neighbours will include wedding guests, David and Victoria Beckham.
“Meghan loves the Cotswolds and fell in love with the estate the first time she went,” a source told US Weekly. “They recently had security cameras installed around the perimeter.”
After much speculation it has now also been reported that Queen Elizabeth II has given the newlyweds York Cottage, from her Sandringham Estate, as a wedding present, according to Metro.
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She has a habit of gifting property, just as she did for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
“The overall property is 8,000 hectares large (around 19,800 acres), including a 240-hectare public park and 24-hectare garden,” Harper’s Bazaar wrote.
With so many places to call home, eagle-eyed royal fans are sure to spot Harry and Meghan out and about in the near future.
The cottage is currently used as accommodation for guests visiting Sandringham on holiday accommodation and for some of the estate’s staff.
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