It turns out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have quite the green thumbs! The couple have been settling into their family home of Frogmore Cottage, and have reportedly taken country living to heart and built their own garden for growing vegetables.
The Daily Mail’s royal reporter Rebecca English spoke with a source who described part of their couple’s new life. “The duchess has a passion for cooking so it was suggested to include a small plot in the spacious garden where they can grow some of their own produce,” the source revealed. “She regularly cooks for Prince Harry and the cottage will be the perfect place for her to prepare meals with some home grown produce from their own garden. It is understood that she wants to be able grow vegetables, herbs and soft fruits.”
Duchess Meghan, set to welcome Baby Sussex any week now, is a known foodie. When she lived in Toronto during her time filming her paralegal hit series Suits, she was spotted all over the city indulging in its finest restaurants. But she also loves to cook, and combined with the passion for environmental conservation she shares with Harry, it’s no surprise they want to live as much off their own land as possible – not unlike Prince Charles!
The royal woman’s love for gardening dates back as her childhood. In 2014, she said her mom, Doria Ragland, “has always called me ‘Flower.’” Before the 37-year-old shut down her personal Instagram account, she was always posting photos of her daily bloom purchases – peonies are one of her favourites. “They never get old,” she captioned a since-deleted Instagram photo of a bouquet she bought.
According to the Daily Mail, the dynamic duo love to cook for each other – which is not surprising, given Harry proposed to Meghan over a home-cooked roast chicken dinner! Meghan has also said she very much enjoyed gardening with her mom in California. “I loved... growing my own vegetables,” she said in an old interview. “That farm-to-table ethos was ingrained at such a young age.”