There’s no such thing as too close for comfort for these royals. The Daily Mail is reporting that Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife Meghan Markle won’t have to travel too far to see Prince William and Kate Middleton once they’re wed. In fact, the royal couple will just have to walk next door.
It seems Harry and Meghan are set to move into Apartment 1 of Kensington Palace, which has an interconnecting door with with Apartment 1A. Apartment 1A, or course, is the 21-room palatial spread where Prince William and Kate Middleton live with their three children.
Photos of the palace show that it’s been under construction since last fall. Harry and Meghan, who currently reside in Nottingham Cottage, a.k.a. “Nott Cott,” Harry’s two-bedroom bachelor pad, are expected to move in whenever the renovations are complete. Previously, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester called it home ever since they wed in 1972.
Naturally, the two couples won’t be the only royals living in the palace. Think of Kensington Palace as basically Melrose Place, but for British royalty! Located next to London’s Hyde Park, the luxurious estate is home to a total of 15 high-ranking royals. According to Business Insider, that tally includes everyone from Prince William and Kate Middleton and their three children to Princess Eugenie and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, as well as six senior royals of Queen Elizabeth II’s generation.
Luckily if they need an escape, they’ll reportedly have a house in the country to retreat to, courtesy of the Queen; she’s expected to gift the couple a house on her Sandringham property.