Meghan Markle was reportedly unhappy when she was told to stay at Nottingham Cottage and not Kensington Palace following her marriage to Prince Harry.
According to ‘Royal Palace Scandals’ author Tom Quinn, the 42-year-old former actress felt “left out” when she and Harry moved into the two-bedroom mansion nestled within the grounds of the Royal Palace. Kensington.
Quinn recently told the Mirror’s “Pod Save The Queen” podcast that Markle seemed “attracted” to the idea of the royal family and was disheartened to learn she would be residing “in a little cottage” rather than a palace.
“I think she actually wasn’t very enthusiastic about it,” he said. “It looked like they were being moved to a small prefab in the park.”
“Finding Freedom” writers Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, however, said the “Suits” alum is excited to live in the quaint bungalow.
They wrote in the bio: “After months of long distance, Meghan was thrilled to finally be able to share a postcode, W8 4PY, with her partner. »
“She felt at home at (Nottingham Cottage) with Harry – she was always able to thrive where she was planted, but she hadn’t moved to London to start a new job,” they added. “She had moved to London to start a new life.”
Nottingham Cottage was the first marital home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gifted by the late Queen Elizabeth, before moving to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. In 2020, Harry, 38, and Markle made the big move to Montecito, California, after choosing to step back as senior members of the royal family.
In their Netflix series, “Harry & Meghan,” Harry described the residence as “skinny” with “low ceilings.” Meghan added that it was “small.”
“To the people, we lived in a palace. (But) we lived in a chalet. On the palace grounds,” Harry explained. “Kensington Palace of course looks very royal, the name says palace. But Nottingham Cottage was small.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, meanwhile, lived in the same house for two years after their marriage in 2011, before moving to Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace.
Harry and Markle married in 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Since then, they have welcomed two children, Archie and Lilibet Diana.
The couple is currently in Dusseldorf, Germany for this year’s Invictus Games.
On Tuesday, they appeared together on stage at the “Friends @ Home Event” at Station Airport during the third day of the event and delivered a rare joint speech.
“I am really very proud to be part of this Invictus family with all of you. I’m grateful to all of you who are here,” she told the crowd. “I just landed a few hours ago and I’m excited that the first event I can do for Invictus is here with all of you. It’s amazing and I hear it’s been a great week so far, right?
Harry then added: “First of all to the friends and family who are here, I understand that a lot of competitors are hopefully sleeping after a very long day. But this is your chance to bond with each other, because everyone here is in a different phase of their healing process, whether as an individual or as a family.
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