Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the Nottingham Cottage, which is located on the grounds of Kensington Palace their home before tying the wedding knot in May 2018.
Two days after the ceremony, the couple returned to the property to make it their first home after marriage. The couple’s first marital home has largely remained under wraps, but there are a few things that aren’t a confidential matter anymore.
Nicknamed Nott Cott, it is a two-bedroom house and was often touted as snug, given that it is one of the smaller properties within Kensington Palace, Hello reported. After their engagement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared on BBC News from the cottage for the first and only interview.
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???????ℎ?? ??????? … About Nottingham Cottage: ☆Nottingham Cottage (nicknamed “Nott Cott”) is a house in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. As a grace-and-favour property, the house has been frequently occupied by members of the British royal family, as well as staff and employees.Nottingham Cottage has two bedrooms and two reception rooms, with a bathroom and small garden. It is 1,324 square feet (123.0 m2) in size. It stands near two other grace-and-favour houses, Kent Cottage and Wren Cottage. The house was designed by Christopher Wren. Its name derives from Nottingham House, the residence of the Earl of Nottingham from which Kensington Palace was expanded by William III and Mary II. Before Crawford, Nottingham Cottage had been home to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and his wife, Princess Alice. Later occupants included Sir Miles Hunt-Davis (the Private Secretary of the Duke of Edinburgh) and his wife Anita, Lady Hunt-Davis, and Robert Fellowes (who served as Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II) and his wife Lady Jane Fellowes (sister of Diana, Princess of Wales).Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, lived at Nottingham Cottage for two and a half years after leaving Anglesey, where Prince William had been stationed as a helicopter pilot. The couple lived there with the infant Prince George for a few months after his birth, before moving in October 2013 to Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace. The ceilings of the home are very low, and Prince William had to stoop to avoid hitting his head on them. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the younger brother of Prince William, moved into the house following his brother’s departure. Harry proposed to Meghan Markle whilst roasting a chicken in the home. After their wedding in May 2018, the couple continued living at the house. In November 2018, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would move from Nottingham Cottage to Frogmore Cottage (near Windsor) in spring 2019, before the birth of their first child. #nottinghamcottage
The couple was seen sitting on a large cream sofa inside the home, which was furnished with brown and cream palm print cushions. The walls were adorned with massive white panels and a sash window was seen behind them, and in front of that, there was a large floor plant with white flowers.
The window seemed to overlook the garden. There was a wooden dresser where Harry and Meghan had kept a cream-tinted lamp with a metallic gold base. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the home reportedly comprises two reception rooms, a small kitchen, bathroom, and garden. Harry had reportedly installed a hammock in the garden.
Prince Harry lived in that home alone after leaving the Army and moved out in 2011 so that his elder brother Prince William and Kate Middleton could use it as their first marital home before they moved to Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Before moving to Frogmore Cottage with Meghan last year, Harry moved back in and stayed there.
Princess Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes and her husband Sir Robert Fellowes lived in the Nottingham Cottage in the past.