A move to Windsor is on the cards for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex come the New Year, according to the Royal household.

An official statement from Buckingham Palace explained:  ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child.’

It was widely reported that the Queen had gifted Adelaide Cottage to the couple as a wedding present and that the pair were very fond of Windsor as a place to live and raise children. However, it has now been confirmed that the more modest Frogmore Cottage overlooking Frogmore House will be their first home as a family.

Living away from London, in a more private setting, will help them stay away from unwanted press attention. the couple will also have the pleasure of living within a short walk of the venues for both their wedding ceremony (St George’s Chapel) and their evening wedding reception (Frogmore House) back in May 2018.

The official statement continued: ‘Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate.

Frogmore cottage is reportedly undergoing renovation in preparation for Harry and Meghan’s move in early 2019. The premises has five bedrooms and has recently been split into separate homes to house Royal staff. Therefore, the renovation is necessary to return the cottage to a single household.