Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are believed to be moving into this plush Grade II-listed property – which was once the home of Princess Margaret ’s lover Group Captain Peter Townsend.
The newlyweds have already been for a viewing and fallen in love with the sprawling manor in Home Park after being offered it as a gift from the Queen, according to a source.
Nestled in the heart of the Crown Estate’s private 655-acre royal park, Adelaide Cottage was built in 1831 as a retreat for William IV’s wife Queen Adelaide.
The home comes complete with a bedroom with gilded dolphins and comes with a Graeco-Egyptian fireplace and is just a few minutes walk from Windsor Castle – where the couple married on May 19.
The source added: “There are seven gated entrances and exits to Windsor Castle so the newlyweds could come and go without worrying about being photographed.”
a royal source told the Mailonline .
Adelaide Cottage, which underwent renovation in 2015, is described as “picturesque” by the heritage organisation Historic England.
It says the main bedroom in the generously sized cottage boasts a coved ceiling with gilded dolphins and rope ornament from a 19th century yacht, Royal George.
It also has a marble Graeco-Egyptian fireplace.
The secluded property is located just east of Windsor Castle and is within easy distance from London.
It is also close to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s private apartments and only a few miles from the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park, which Harry regularly visits.
Kensington Palace was unavailable for comment.
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