The Queen has just given Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry another home

It'll be a home away from home for the royal family of three.
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They may have just moved into their new home Frogmore Cottage at Windsor, but the Queen is already getting things prepared for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second home, and it’ll be inside the walls of Buckingham Palace.

While it was announced the Queen had gifted the Grade II building, Frogmore Cottage, to Harry and Meghan as a wedding gift in November last year, because they are now living outside of inner London, it’s customary for members of the royal family to also be given a London base, while they’re staying in the capital, the Mail on Sunday reports.

Buckingham Palace will become a home away from home for Harry and Meghan when they’re visiting the capital. (Image: WikiMediaCommons/ David Iliff)

In line with their move to Frogmore Cottage, Meghan and Harry also split from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Kensington Palace household earlier this year, which resulted in their new office also being relocated to Buckingham Palace.

With Frogmore Cottage more than a forty minutes’ drive into the city, the home away from home will be a welcome one, if Harry, Meghan or baby Archie have any royal engagements in the capital.

The Queen’s sons Prince Andrew, who also lives in Windsor, and Prince Edward, who lives in Bagshot Heath with his wife Countess Sophie and their two children, both have apartments in Buckingham Palace also.

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Harry and Meghan moved into their 10-bedroom home in early April, just a month before welcoming their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, after the building underwent extensive renovations which are said to have cost more than £3 million (approximately NZD $5.78 million).

The couple have been said to have enlisted the help of top interior designer Vicky Charles, renowned for her work with Soho House, to style their new home.

The 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage underwent extensive renovations before Harry and Meghan moved in in April. (Image: Shutterstock)

New features are said to include a yoga studio, triple-glazed windows and an expensive low-carbon energy unit.

The couple also reportedly created a gender-neutral, environmentally-friendly nursery for baby Archie, complete with non-toxic, vegan paint.

Baby Archie had a gender-neutral nursery all set up for him before he arrived. (Image: Getty)

And it seems the couple have taken to their new country life swimmingly, with royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, Rebecca English, saying Harry and Meghan are keen to set up a herb, fruit and vegetable patch at their newly landscaped gardens.

“The Duchess has a passion for cooking so it was suggested to include a small plot in the spacious garden where they can grow some of their own produce,” a royal source told Rebecca.

“She regularly cooks for Prince Harry and the cottage will be the perfect place for her to prepare meals with some home grown produce from their own garden.

“It is understood she wants to be able to grow vegetables, herbs and soft fruits.”

Of course, we’re sure tending to their veggie garden has been pushed to the wayside at the moment, as they enjoy their first weeks with their adorable son, who is only just over a week old, born in the early hours of May 6.

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