PRINCESS EUGENIE and her family now live in Frogmore Cottage, the former home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they were working royals. But how have the cottage’s interiors changed since the new residents moved in?
Princess Eugenie, 31, her husband Jack Brooksbank, 35 and their 11-month-old baby August Philip Brooksbank moved to Frogmore Cottage early last year in 2021.
Frogmore Cottage is in Windsor and just a 10-minute walk away from Windsor Castle where Her Majesty The Queen spends most of her time. The royal abode used to be home to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry before they quit as working members of the Royal Family in January 2020 and moved to the United States in March that year.
The Sussexes moved into Frogmore in April 2019 just before their son Archie was born in May. The pair famously renovated the royal residence for £2.4million of taxpayer’s money during their time at Frogmore. Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack later began using Frogmore Cottage as their home after the arrival of their first baby August, who was born in February 2021.
A royal insider told The Sun: “Frogmore Cottage continues to be the Sussexes’ residence in the UK and they are delighted to be able to open up their home to Princess Eugenie and Jack as they start their own family.” Frogmore Cottage is situated just in front of Frogmore House with a stunning lake in front of it. It is a Grade-II listed building with a rich royal history, but it was not actually that grand a building before Prince Harry and Meghan moved in.
The five-bedroom home underwent intensive restoration, overseen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The pair were gifted a series of paintings from the Queen’s own personal collection for the Windsor home.
“Meghan and Harry were told they can choose some artwork for Frogmore Cottage,” a Palace insider told Vanity Fair.Now, Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, and their baby August live at Frogmore Cottage.
Since the couple moved in, Princess Eugenie has shared many photos of the cottage on her Instagram, giving royal fans a glimpse of how the couple have decorated. The photos have uncovered Eugenie and Jack have chosen a neutral colour palette throughout with natural and bohemian touches.
This is quite similar to the style at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s mansion in Montecito. In June 2021, Eugenie posted a video onto her Instagram of August playing. This allowed royal watchers to get their first-ever look inside the kitchen of Frogmore Cottage.
Although it was only a brief video, the stylish wooden flooring and kitchen cupboards seemed traditional with a lovely modern twist. Their living room area also seemed to have a tonal palette with a white sofa and off-white walls. Eugenie’s extroverted personality came out with her oversized bohemian cushions, but there was no colour in sight.
On Father’s Day 2021, Eugenie posted a picture of Jack cradling baby August in a small room with beige walls and white doors. This room could easily be a home office for the couple as they carry out engagements during the pandemic.