When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to relocate from their Kensington Palace apartment to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where they prepared to raise baby Archie Harrison in private. But it seems Frogmore Cottage wasn't the couple's first choice when it came to moving into a new royal residence.
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A new report from the Times on Sunday suggests that the royal couple actually asked the Queen if they could move into Windsor Castle, where she and Prince Philip spend a lot of the year. Her Majesty decided against the move, probably deducing it wasn't the best place to raise a young family.
"There are empty bedrooms and suites in the private apartments which the Sussexes may have had their eye on, or perhaps some former living quarters in the castle grounds converted into other things," Hugo Vickers, a royal author and a deputy lord lieutenant of Berkshire, told The Times. "But I can see how it might not be entirely appropriate to have a young family living there."
Harry and Meghan are now happily moved into their five-bedroom Frogmore Cottage home.