Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrive for a lunchtime Reception hosted by the Prime Minister with Invictus Games competitors, their family and friends

Harry and Meghan to move out of Kensington Palace

They will become parents next year

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are moving to Windsor.

The couple currently reside in the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London but plan to move to the 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle next year before their first child is born.

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The couple are moving out of Kensington Palace (Credit: Wenn)

Kensington Palace said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will more 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 Duke and Duchess’s official office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.”

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex are welcomed at Fua'amotu Airport in Tonga by Her Royal Highness The Princess Angelika Latufuipeka
Meghan and Harry are preparing to welcome their first child (Credit:

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, held their wedding reception at Frogmore House, situated across from their new cottage, which was gifted to them by Queen Elizabeth.

The announcement comes after it was claimed that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were planning a “separate court” from his brother Prince William and William’s wife Duchess Catherine.

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William and Kate also live on the grounds of Kensington Palace (Credit: FameFlynet)

Royals author Sally Bedell Smith told American publication PEOPLE magazine: “The arrival of Meghan has changed the dynamic of the relationship in a fairly significant way. 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.

(credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk along Kingfisher Bay Jetty during a visit to Fraser Island on October 22, 2018 on Fraser Island, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan will welcome their first child next year (Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)

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“They have brought many charities working in the same sector together to empower them and lend their positions. But they will increasingly follow their own respective interests.”

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