Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly signed a two-year lease for a new home on the Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds less than two weeks after exchanging vows in a highly televised wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle. The decision comes as the newlyweds await renovations on their centuries-old Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
It's likely Queen Elizabeth II will give them a house as a wedding present, as she did for Prince William and Kate Middleton, but since the house will probably need an update, the newlyweds will probably be spending their weekends at their Cotswold property, WestfieldLarge, about 90 minutes outside of London, as those renovations are put into place. It's reported that the couple also recently had security cameras installed around the perimeter of their property in the Cotswolds as well.
The home is located on the same 4,000-acre grounds as Soho House’s famous property Soho Farmhouse, as well as David and Victoria Beckham’s country home. As the former Suits actress noted to Vanity Fair last year, she’s good at knowing what elements she needs to fully decorate and make her new house feel like a home. When she moved to Toronto to shoot for the series, she decorated her Canadian residence with elements that reminded her of her Californian roots, including white linens, large works of art, and plants, and books dotting surfaces throughout. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles, a California girl who lives by the ethos that most things can be cured with either yoga, the beach, or a few avocados,” Meghan Markle once wrote on her former lifestyle blog, The Tig.
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