Meghan Markle's mother Doria to stay with her and Prince Harry as a hands-on grandmother in new house
Meghan and Harry are planning their move into the new and bigger house so that Meghan's mother can become a regular hands on granny
It is being speculated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are planning to soon move out of their Kensington Palace residence and shift into Frogmore House. And as per a new report, Meghan and Harry are planning their move into the new and bigger house so that Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, could come live with them and become a hands on grandmother for their expected child.
The royal couple, who are currently living in Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, will soon move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate.
The 62-year-old, who lived in Los Angeles, has reportedly moved to the UK in order to be a hands-on grandmother to her daughter's firstborn child. It is expected that Doria will join them, and it is also being said that Harry and Meghan want Doria to have a wing of her own in their next home.
It is further believed that Doria will stay at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new place on a regular basis when she comes to visit her expected grandchild. The royal couple, who announced the news of Meghan's pregnancy during Princess Eugenie's wedding celebrations, apparently chose to move into Windsor because "it means a huge amount to them – it is where they got married", a source said.
Palace sources said there was "nothing available as an official residence in London". One said: "They are expecting a baby early next year and obviously need a bit more space. It is not like this has just come up." News of the couple moving into a new residence comes after rumors of tensions between the Sussexes and Cambridges, which have been bubbling away for months.
It was also reported recently that the reason for this separation between the brothers is none other than their spouses, Meghan and Kate, who according to a palace source "don't really get on." A close friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has come forward and suggested that any kind of unease that exists is between the princes' wives. "Kate and Meghan are very different people," the source said, adding: "They don’t really get on."
However, before Meghan and Harry's move, Frogmore is said to be undergoing a multi-million-pound refit, which will essentially be paid for by the taxpayers. It is being set up as soon as possible so that the couple can have the house fully functional by the time the Duchess of Sussex is ready to give birth.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Prince Harry and William would soon be looking at a formal division of their joint household at Kensington Palace. At the time, it was said that separate courts would "better reflect their very different duties and needs" following Harry’s marriage to Meghan.