Meghan Markle receives ultimate engagement gift from Prince Harry as they prepare for married life at Kensington Palace – next door to William and pregnant Kate Middleton

Posted on Nov 27 2017 - 4:05pm by admin

Meghan Markle and Prince HarryMeghan Markle and Prince Harry recently announced their engagement [Getty]

And it seems the Royal has given the Suits actress a huge engagement gift ahead of Christmas – her own flat at Kensington Palace.

Prince William’s brother will be moving into Apartment 1 at the Palace, in time for the festive holidays.

Photos show renovations are underway at the luxury property, which boasts 21 bedrooms, next door to his brother, pregnant Kate Middleton and their two children.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving into Kensington PalacePrince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving into Kensington Palace [Richard Simpson]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving into Kensington PalacePrince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home is being renovated [Richard Simpson]

The roof and windows are being replaced and internal modifications are being made ready for the couple to move in to. 

The lovebirds will remain at Nottingham Cottage ‘for the foreseeable future’, until the renovations of Apartment 1 are finished.

Insiders reveal it is hoped most of the work will be completed before the Spring – with workers being asked to work through Christmas, while most of the family will be at Sandringham.

Prince Harry and Meghan MarklePrince Harry and Meghan Markle will remain at Nottingham Cottage until the renovations of Apartment 1 are finished. [Richard Simpson]

Prince Harry and Meghan MarklePrince Harry and Meghan Markle recently announced their engagement [Richard Simpson]

Apartment 1 is currently home to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, who have decided to vacate the premises for the Royal.

A source revealed the property comes complete with an adjoining door, to Apartment 1A, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are staying.

“It’s sweet that Harry and Meghan will be living next to William and Kate,” they explained. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be living next door to Prince William and Kate MiddletonPrince Harry and Meghan Markle will be living next door to Prince William and Kate Middleton [Richard Simpson]

Kate Middleton and Prince William with their childrenKate Middleton and Prince William will be living next door to Meghan Markle and Harry [Getty]

“When Harry and Meghan move in permanently, it will be like when William and Harry were kids when their mother was alive – living next door to one another at Kensington Palace. 

“This is surely just exactly how Diana would have loved to see them settle down with two great girls (Kate and Meghan) in the home they both grew up in together with her.

“He [Harry] keeps popping round and asking when it will be ready. He seems in a real hurry to move in with Meghan.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving into Kensington Palace next year [Richard Simpson]

The news comes after it was revealed Harry had proposed to the star, following months of speculation.

A statement from Kensington Palace, released on November 27, read: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.

“The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.

Prince Harry and Meghan MarklePrince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed their engagement in a statement [Twitter]

“His Royal Highness and Ms Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family.

“Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents.

“The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.”

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