Talk about the ultimate grandmother goals. More than two months after the royal wedding, it seems Queen Elizabeth may be bestowing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with quite the astounding belated present: a new cottage in Windsor. Ironically, the term "cottage" doesn't even begin to cover this massive and completely lavish residence, which could be the couple's new home.
According to a source via Daily Mail, the Queen has reportedly chosen the picturesque Adelaide Cottage, situated within the Home Park of Windsor, for her grandson and granddaughter-in-law to add to their real estate collection. The source added that the newlyweds were recently spotted viewing the property, and are expected to move in soon. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex currently live in Harry's home on the Kensington Palace grounds, Nottingham Cottage.
While we would expect nothing less than the best when it comes to gifts from the Queen of England herself, we're still blown away by the cottage's amazing amenities. We're talking a "coved ceiling with gilded dolphins and rope ornament reused from the Royal yacht 'Royal George'" and a "marble Graeco-Egyptian fireplace" in the master bedroom, according to the cottage's listing on Historic England. Casual. Daily Mail's source also stated that this colossal wedding gift even has "seven gated entrances and exits to Windsor Castle so the newlyweds could come and go without worrying about being photographed."
Located a few minutes from Harry and Meghan's wedding venue, the residence was built in 1831 for William IV’s wife, Queen Adelaide. Group Captain Peter Townsend, whose real-life love story with Princess Margaret was a major storyline in season one of The Crown, also lived in Adelaide Cottage from 1944 to 1952. But, according to The Sun, this would mark the first member of the royal family to take up residence in the space.
Although Kensington Palace has yet to comment on this rumored new housing situation, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are unsurprisingly taking "starter home" to new heights.