As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gear up to move into their new family home of Frogmore Cottage, quite a number of alterations have reportedly been made – from painting their nursery to building a separate room for Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland. But one of the final details is said to be something many may never have expected: soundproofing!
Meghan and Harry’s future family home is nestled in the beautiful landscape of Windsor, but it also happens to be right beneath a flight path to Heathrow Airport. Given it is one of the world’s busiest airports, the Sussexes have taken it upon themselves to make sure no noise will wake their newborn, with a $65,000 soundproofing renovation.
Part of these renovations includes triple glazing their windows – an alteration that will also help their home more naturally maintain heat, in line with their eco-conscious lifestyle. On top of noise control, the two are also reportedly having an CA$86,000 green energy unit installed, creating an eco-friendly nursery (fit with vegan paint!) and a separate area for Doria.
Meghan has a penchant for interior design, so it’s no surprise the pregnant royal’s reportedly enlisted the help of Soho House’s interior designer Vicky Charles to create the home of her dreams. It’s also a romantic nod to the beginning days of Harry and Meghan’s relationship, when they used to frequent the private members’ club for low-key dates.
It turns out the stork will arrive at Frogmore Cottage instead of Kensington Palace, where royal watchers originally believed the couple will set up camp, next to theDuke and Duchess of Cambridge. It was believed that they’d make Apartment 1 their home base.
In a statement to HELLO!, the palace revealed the details of the decision: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move 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. The Duke and Duchess’s official office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.”