Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of the United Kingdom will keep their English home near Windsor Castle as anticipation rises that they will christen their daughter in front of Queen Elizabeth.
Harry And Meghan Are Slated To Commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee And Stay At Frogmore Cottage
The residence was where the pair spent their final months as working royals before heading to North America, and they extended the lease on a 12-month rolling agreement last month, according to The Sun tabloid. The Crown Estate’s Frogmore, a Grade II listed home, was a gift from Harry’s grandmother and purportedly used by Princess Eugenie and her husband, who is supposed to be out of the country.
The Sussexes will be accompanied by their children, three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, who turns one on Saturday. Their visit to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has generated speculation that the pair could have their daughter baptized in the presence of the monarch.
It will be the first time the duke and duchess have taken Lilibet, who was named after the Queen, to England. The couple is scheduled to attend the thanksgiving ceremony celebrating the British monarch’s 70-year reign on Friday.
Further conjecture is that Prince William and Kate Middleton are relocating to the region to be closer to the Queen and possible schools for their children.
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The Queen is anticipated to pace herself for the four-day bank holiday weekend in Britain. It is possible that she may not travel to the Epsom racetrack for the Derby on Saturday because she does not have a runner. Still, another of her thoroughbreds is registered in a race.
The day might be ideal for the royal family to assemble to celebrate Lilibet’s baptism at Windsor Castle on the child’s first birthday.
Markle had minor appearances in the 2010 films Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me (directed by her then-partner Trevor Engelson), and The Candidate, as well as the 2011 picture Horrible Bosses. She was paid $187,000 for her performance in Remember Me and $171,429 for her appearance in The Candidate, a short film.
She joined the cast of the USA Network drama Suits in July 2011 and remained until the end of the seventh season in late 2017. Rachel Zane, her character, began as a paralegal and later became an attorney. She resided in Toronto for nine months out of the year while working on Suits. According to Fortune magazine, she was paid $50,000 every episode for a total yearly income of $450,000.
Following their marriage, the Duke and Duchess resided at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. They eventually relocated to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Castle’s Home Park. The Crown Estate rebuilt the cottage at the cost of £2.4 million, which was paid for with the Sovereign Grant, with the duke later reimbursing expenditures other than restoration and routine maintenance.
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, Meghan’s son, was born on May 6, 2019. The office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was relocated to Buckingham Palace and officially closed on March 31, 2020, when the Sussexes ceased all official royal obligations.
After spending time in Canada and the United States, the pair purchased a home on the former Riven Rock estate in Montecito, California, in June 2020, where they had a chicken coop with chickens rescued from a factory farm. Meghan miscarried the next month. Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, her daughter, was born on June 4, 2021.