Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry. Source: Instagram.

Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan Markle will move into a historic cottage on the royal family’s Windsor Estate early next year, Kensington Palace said on Saturday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex after marrying in Windsor in May, will live in Frogmore Cottage, a two-storey stucco-faced house in Windsor Home Park close to the castle.

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They will relocate to their new home, around 20 miles (32 kilometres) southwest of London, “as they prepare for the arrival of their first child,” the palace said in a statement.

“Windsor is a very special place for their royal highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate,” it added.

Prince Harry and Meghan, who returned earlier this month from a 16-day tour Pacific tour, currently live in Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace in west London.

Described as cosy and “modest”, it consists of two reception rooms and two bedrooms.

The Palace said the couple’s office would remain there.

It provided no further details on the new official residence.