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The luxurious 21-room apartment is ready for the newly married Duke and the Duchess of Sussex, but after a costly remodel of £ 1.4 million, Prince Harry Y Meghan Markle you can not move to Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace, next to William Y Kate Middleton– after all. According to palace sources, the long-term residents of Apartment 1, the Duke Y Duchess of Gloucester, They are still living in the house and have no plans to move.
The Kensington Palace declined to comment, but a friend of the Gloucesters said: "They are still on the property and have not said anything about moving in soon. the Queen He asked them to move, of course they would, but for the moment they are there. "
It was said that Meghan and Harry, who currently live in Nottingham Cottage on the palace grounds, were excited to move to the property next to Apartment 1a, where William and Kate live with their three children. There is even a door that connects the two properties.
It had been thought that the apartment had undergoing extensive renovations to prepare the arrival of Harry and Meghan. Fellow resident at the Kensington Palace Princess Michael of Kent further fueled the speculation about the plans when he said in a magazine interview, "They [the Gloucesters] They are moving around this huge space and I think Prince Harry could go there. Then "they would be next to each other, very good movement".
The news that Harry and Meghan may not become William and Kate's neighbors after all comes a few weeks after reports that the princes will divide their common home at Kensington Palace and have separate offices. So far, the Palace has refused to comment, but there is some speculation that Harry and Meghan could leave Kensington Palace altogether. The couple spend more and more time in the Cotswolds, where they rent a farm on the Great Tew estate, about an hour and a half drive from Kensington Palace.
"They are using their current home, Nottingham Cottage, as a pied-à-terre for when they need to be in London," said one source. "The rest of the time they are mainly in the Cotswolds."
With the arrival of baby Sussex in the spring, Harry and Meghan will definitely need more space. The immaculate house of Nottingham Cottage still has only two rooms, and when the mother of Meghan, based in Los Angeles, Doria Come to visit, space is limited.
"When Doria is here to stay, they are usually in the Cotswolds," the source added. "There just is not enough space in Nottingham Cottage, so Doria has found her own place in London so she can be close to Meghan when she's in the capital."
On the other hand, William and Kate stayed at Nottingham Cottage after Prince George He was born, while he was waiting for Apartment 1a, the former residence of Princess Margaret, to become his home in London. "They spent most of their time in Norfolk, coming to London when they needed it," said one consultant. The Sussexes can choose to do the same. They love the countryside and both are interested in raising their children away from the glare of the spotlights. Harry has already said he wants to raise the couple's children as normally as possible, and being in the field would offer them privacy.
Regardless of where they land, Harry and Meghan are not short of possible homes. It is said that the Queen offered the couple York Cottage on the estate of Sandringham and Adelaide Cottage in Windsor Home Park. It is also possible that they can choose another residence in London if they refuse to move to Apartment 1. According to the courtiers, the House of York and the Palace of St. James are also options.
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