Friday 26 April 2019

It's 'all hands to the pump' to get Meghan and Harry's 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage ready before their baby arrives

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk through the walled public Andalusian Gardens which has exotic plants, flowers and fruit trees during a visit on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk through the walled public Andalusian Gardens which has exotic plants, flowers and fruit trees during a visit on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk through the walled public Andalusian Gardens which has exotic plants, flowers and fruit trees during a visit on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex wearing the Reiss dress on International Women’s Day (Yui Mok/PA)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the New Zealand High Commission to sign a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family, in London, Britain March 19, 2019. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the New Zealand House to sign the book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family in London, Britain March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the New Zealand High Commission to sign a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family, in London, Britain March 19, 2019. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS
File photo dated 05/03/19 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Richard Pohle/The Times)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (R) attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019 gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Pohle / POOL / AFP)RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (R) walk the aisle to leave after attending the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019
Meghan and Harry, left, Kate and William, centre, and Meghan, at an earlier event, right, celebrating Commonwealth Day in London
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Service on Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019 in London

Britain's Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's move to Windsor has been postponed.

The couple - who are expecting their first child together - were due to move into 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle this week but their plans have been delayed until next month as the renovations are behind schedule.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's been all hands to the pump. The builders have worked all week whatever the weather. But they keep making changes, particularly on the layout.

"The word is they've been quite demanding, which is understandable as what homeowner doesn't want their house to be perfect?

"Given the scale of the project, a three or four-week delay isn't too bad. The couple are pleased with how it's all going."

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, currently reside in the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London but announced their Windsor move in November.

Kensington Palace said in a statement: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will more to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. The couple have lived at Nottingham Cottage since their engagement last year. Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate."

They are expected to move in just weeks before their baby is born.

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