Queen Elizabeth II Casually Gifted Meghan Markle and Prince Harry With Another Gorgeous Cottage

meghan markle harry princeLONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleQueen Elizabeth II has reportedly gifted the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex with yet another home to add to their growing portfolio of cottages.

The couple’s latest abode is supposedly the Adelaide Cottage located on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where they married on May 19. According to the Daily Mail, the Queen “offered the Grade II listed property to the newlyweds as a gift.”

The couple has seen the property and the same insider alleged that Harry and Meghan plan to move in very soon. The home itself boasts of a coved ceiling that is decorated with gilded dolphins. Perhaps most importantly, the cottage promises a level of privacy to the pair, who will embark on their first, longterm international tour as a married couple this fall.

“There are seven gated entrances and exits to Windsor Castle,” the source added, “so the newlyweds could come and go without worrying about being photographed.”

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The property itself was most recently occupied by the Queen’s cousin, Simon Rhodes, who was married to her best friend, Margaret Rhodes. However, the most famous occupant of the cottage was none other than Captain Peter Townsend, whose love story with the late Princess Margaret continues to enthrall the public alongside the release of Netflix’s The Crown.

This isn’t the Queen’s first home for the couple. She also bestowed Harry and Meghan with the York Cottage located on the grounds of Sandringham Estate for their wedding. Prince Harry, meanwhile, memorably proposed to Markle inside the comfort of their cozy Nottingham Cottage in November 2017.

“What were we doing?” Markle told BBC News when the proposal news broke. “Roasting chicken and—trying to roast a chicken, and it just—just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee.”

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Esther Lee
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