As of this past weekend, Harry and Meghan announced they would be leaving the Kensington Palace for the 21-room Apartment 1.
It will be just around the corner (25 miles away to be exact) from the four-story home the pair share with William and Kate along with their children.
And it not to say it is because the two brothers are butting heads or Kate needs space from Meghan.
The focus is more on London itself.
With the baby coming next spring, both Harry and Meghan desire more privacy for themselves and their future little one.
A source shared with The Daily Mail, Harry desires to “to escape the goldfish bowl of royal life.”
A source shared with The Daily Mail how there were “multiple” home options that were made available for the couple who were happy to downsize.
That list included the confirmed Apartment 1.
And after both Harry and Meghan returned for their first 16-day, royal tour — they shared how they arrived at their decision.
And as a result, the pair informed their aids to start planning the renovation of the Windsor 21-room Frogmore House.
As the site holds a very special place in the pair’s hearts — being the site of their May wedding reception — the cottage is no doubt picturesque and just perfect for Meghan and Harry.
And while Apartment 1 could cost around $5 million-plus dollars, the main reasoning for choosing the space would be the rearing of the two’s future child.
“It was actually Princess Eugenie who convinced them to make the decision,” a source shared with Us Weekly, “as she had such a wonderful, peaceful childhood on the grounds of Windsor.”
And that is exactly what Harry and Meghan want for their future child.
In 2015, Meghan spoke with Elle about growing up in Los Angeles — recalling how her neighborhood was “leafy and affordable.”
And despite raising her children across the pond, she hopes that she will be able to emulate that part of her childhood in her own family’s day to day life.
“They want their children to grow up in as normal an environment as possible,” continued the source.
Ever since the pair said “I do,” the couple has taken many weekend trips as possible.
“They spend a lot of time in the Cotswolds, more than people realize,” one source informed Vanity Fair. “They are in the country way more than they are in London and they are enjoying a low-key and very domesticated start to married life.”
And they hope to begin their parenting journey in the same way, and this is understandably so.
“This proves that Harry and Meghan really want to raise their children out of the public eye,” a source shared with Us Weekly. “They never loved living in London.”
Regardless, the two won’t be far from family — and let’s be honest, sometimes we all need a break from the ones we love the most!
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