Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, may have had to return $12 million worth of wedding gifts — but luckily, it didn’t include this one from the Queen.
While most newlyweds receive dishes and home goods for a wedding gift, Harry and Meghan got something a bit more extravagant.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly were gifted a country home from Queen Elizabeth II herself, in honour of their recent nuptials. Harry and Meghan are now, looking for a sweet home. And surprisingly, they have found one, Metro reports.
After a whirlwind of appearances and activity leading up to their May 19 wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now off on their honeymoon. And, due to their security, the place is an undisclosed mystery location.
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But, when they return to the United Kingdom, it will be full speed ahead for the pair. Why? That’s because they are expected to make a number of appearances this summer. And, we will definitely see them at Trooping the Colour on June 9.
They will also be awaiting a renovation on their lodgings at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
Well, there are chances that the Queen will be gifting them a new country house in Sandringham, as she did for William and Kate after they were married. In the meantime, there were some reports, that the couple has also signed a two-year lease on a home.
The house is located on the Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds, which is located about 90 minutes from London. This spot is where the pair reportedly spent the weekend before their wedding, to get away from it all.
The house is known as “Westfield Large” and is situated on a 4,000-acre grounds that also includes the Soho House’s Farmhouse outpost, as well as David and Victoria Beckham’s country home.
FOX NEWS tells us that: “Meghan Markle loves the Cotswolds and fell in love with the estate the first time she went. They recently had security cameras installed around the perimeter”.
“They chose it knowing the Beckham’s would be next door. And the Duke of Sussex, being a music fan, will be able to pop down the road to the Cornbury Festival in the summer”.
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The queen also gave William and Kate a home at Sandringham Estate as a wedding gift. The royal couple lived at Anmer Hall for a short time while their eldest son, George, attended nursery school nearby.
With the addition of York Cottage, it is believed that Harry and Meghan now have three properties, including Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace and a newly acquired home in The Cotswolds.