Most commonly, the newlyweds get such as home goods and dishes as wedding gifts, Prince Harry and Meghan have received something extra special. As per Metro reports, Queen Elizabeth II has gifted the couple a county home in honour of their recent wedding.
The York Cottage, at Sandringham Estate, is a 20,000-acre royal property. The majesty had inherited the property in the year 1952 from her father King George VI but has stayed in the royal family even before then, as per the estate’s website.
The cottage, also known as bachelor’s cottage, was home to King George V and Queen Mary, the grandparents of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke and Duchess of York. The pair lived there till the year 1925 when George V’s mother, Queen Alexandra died at Sandringham, reports the Harper’s Bazaar.
The cottage now comprises of Sandringham Estate offices and is also said to resemble three Merrie England pubs put in together, as per the Metro report.
Earlier, the queen had also given Prince William and Kate Middleton a house at the Sandringham Estate as a gift after their nuptials. The couple lived in the Anmer Hall for a short span of time.
With this gift by the queen, it is said that Harry and Meghan have three properties altogether now, which includes the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace where the two already live and the latest home they acquired in The Cotswolds.
Notably, as the York Cottage is divided into a holiday getaway spot and a place meant for the Estate offices currently, there are chances that it will be renovated soon before the newlyweds start living there. s
While on the other hand, the queen is taking Meghan on her first official royal outing on June 14 to unveil Cheshire, a new bridge in Widnes and to open the Storyhouse Theatre. This will be the first time that Meghan will be joining the monarch.