Meghan Markle reportedly feels uncomfortable with potential revelations from her ex-husband, Trevor Engelson. According to Tom Quinn, the author of “Scandals of the Royal Palaces,” the former actress, 42, was discouraged when she and Prince Harry were initially asked to stay in Nottingham Cottage rather than Kensington Palace after their marriage.
Quinn revealed during a recent interview on the “Saved the Queen” podcast that Meghan had high hopes of becoming part of the royal family. Yet she was apparently disappointed when they ended up in a two-bedroom cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace. It looked like they were stored in a small prefabricated structure, which left Meghan less than thrilled.
However, authors Carolyn Durant and Omid Scobie had a different take on this. In their biography, “Finding Freedom,” they claimed that Meghan was actually excited about living in picturesque Nottingham Cottage. They mentioned that after months of being in a long-distance relationship, Meghan was excited to finally share a zip code (W84PY) with her partner. She felt at home at Nottingham Cottage with Harry. She was always able to adapt and thrive wherever she found herself, even if that meant living in a cabin.
Nottingham Cottage was their first marital home, generously gifted by the late Queen Elizabeth. They later moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in 2020. Harry, now 38, and Meghan’s big move to Montecito, California, came after they decided to retire in as senior members of the royal family. In their Netflix series, Harry and Meghan shared their insights into their previous living conditions. Harry described their residence as having low ceilings, while Meghan pointed out that most people thought they lived in a palace, but in reality it was a cottage.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, meanwhile, lived in the same Nottingham Cottage for two years after their marriage in 2011 before moving to Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace.
Harry and Meghan’s wedding took place in 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, and they have since welcomed two children, Archie and Lilibet Diana. The couple is currently in Dusseldorf, Germany, for this year’s Invictus Games, where they made a rare joint appearance on stage at the “Friends at Home” event.