Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might have a new royal residence near Windsor Castle: Adelaide Cottage, a charming, historic home. A source told The Daily Mail that the Queen offered the property to the royal couple as a gift. While Palace sources have not confirmed Harry and Meghan’s new residence, let’s take a closer look at the cottage.
ADELAIDE COTTAGE IS NEAR WINDSOR…in photo above
Adelaide Cottage is located on the grounds of Windsor Home Park, close to St. George’s Chapel where Harry and Meghan tied the knot a few months ago. Home Park is part of the Crown Estate’s 655-acre royal park, according to The Sun. The couple reportedly liked the cottage because of its privacy and proximity to London (Windsor Castle is roughly 25 miles from central London). “There are seven gated entrances and exits to Windsor Castle so the newlyweds could come and go without worrying about being photographed,” a source told The Daily Mail.
Adelaide Cottage was originally built for Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV, in 1831, using building materials from the Royal Lodge, according to the Royal Collection. The royal retreat has been used by a number of monarchs: Queen Victoria often visited the cottage for breakfast or tea. Another famous resident was Peter Townsend, who famously had a love affair with Princess Margaret, The Daily Mail reports.
AERIAL VIEW OF ADELAIDE COTTAGE