Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are going to welcome their new baby in early 2021 in their new home. The couple has reportedly moved into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, the home owned by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
According to The Sun, the Brooksbank couple has been staying in the five-bedroom refurbished Windsor cottage for at least two weeks since there have been more obvious signs of new residents in the house. Moving vans have been recently seen clearing out more stuff as well, presumed to be the last few pieces owned by Harry and Meghan.
A source said that it's a sign the Sussex pair have no plans to return to England. It looks like their stay in the U.S. will be permanent despite an upcoming review of their arrangement with Queen Elizabeth in March next year.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that Eugenie and Jack are indeed residing in Frogmore Cottage. It is more than five miles away from the Royal Lodge, the home of Eugenie's parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York. It's also near the home of their grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle.
Eugenie and Jack, however, aren't the owners of Frogmore Cottage. The Palace said that the home remains the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's official residence in the U.K. since it is a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth.
But Harry and Meghan made a private arrangement with Eugenie and Jack "as they start their own family." The Brooksbank pair used to live near Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Ivy Cottage in Kensington Palace when they got married in October 2018.
Since the pandemic crisis hit in March, Eugenie and Jack chose to stay in Windsor at their parents' mansion. Now that they are set to welcome their baby, their new home would be ideal for raising a child.
During the renovations of Frogmore Cottage in early 2019, Harry and Meghan had a nursery prepared for their son, Archie Harrison. But Archie wasn't able to grow into the space following his birth in May 2019. The Sussexes left for North America at the end of last year, and his parents hadn't brought him back home when they performed their final royal duties in March.
Frogmore Cottage's renovation became a huge deal for the British taxpayers. Meghan and Harry, however, offered to pay back the cost in full just six months after they dropped their royal roles to pursue their financial independence in the U.S.