First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage…and after that comes a family home! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have certainly had an eventful first year of marriage. They recently announced that they’d be moving from central London to a more secluded area near Windsor Castle. The family home, named Frogmore Cottage, sits on the north of the Windsor Estate. The large marshy estate surrounding the area attracts several frogs, hence the name.
The property, while certainly gorgeous, isn’t just a house to them– it’s where they held an intimate wedding party with their friends and where they took their engagement pictures. The couple reportedly loved the venue so much that they wanted to marry there, but they were told it wouldn’t be practical due to “security concerns.” It’s also where they plan to raise baby Archie– the property underwent a renovation worth over £3 million which was completed just in time for Archie’s birth.
Frogmore Cottage doesn’t just look pretty, though– it’s also doing something for the environment! On Meghan Markle’s insistence, the nursery was painted with vegan paint in a gender-neutral gray and the entire house was built to be an eco-friendly, self-sustainable green unit. It also features a mother-and-baby yoga studio and soundproofing to tackle the noise from nearby Heathrow Airport. Meghan and Harry hired Soho House designer Vicky Charles to recreate the “cutting edge cool” London members’ club, inspired by 1920s and 1930s design.