The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been planning to move to their new home, Frogmore Cottage, for some time. However, renovations on the country estate took longer than expected and the couple only moved in at the beginning of April, ahead of the birth of their first child. Since it was announced that the Sussexes were leaving Kensington Palace at the end of 2018 and the split from Kate Middleton and Prince William became more apparent, rumours started spreading of a feud between Meghan and Kate.
However, in 2019 Sunday Night documentary “Royal Baby”, royal author Katie Nicholl claimed that the reason behind the relocation does not have anything to do with a “royal feud” and is instead a “no-brainer”.
She explained: “The move to Frogmore will give them much more time to be the family unit away from prying eyes.
“As much as Kensington Palace is a wonderful place, they are part of a big community there.
“They know that on the other side was there is the whole of London.
“In Frogmore they have a lot more space to breathe and of course they are in the middle of Windsor Great Park so there is plenty of open countryside and freedom for a child.
“It’s a no-brainer.”
Regarding the speculated rivalry between Meghan and Kate, Ms Nicholl said: “I think the rivalry story has been widely overplayed.
“I think there may have been some differences of opinion in the past but Kate has talked about how exciting it is that there’s going to be a new baby in the family and a cousin for her children.
“I am sure there are going to be lots of family moments in the future.”
With the Duchess of Sussex due to give birth in the coming weeks, speculation is growing as to when the royal baby will arrive.
Some are under the impression the Duchess will give birth around late April or early May, as she hinted during a visit to Birkenhead, Merseyside, in January.
As Meghan and Harry announced that they are to keep the arrangements for the birth of their first child private, the documentary claims that Twitter is the one place royal fans should look out for the baby announcement.
Kate and William’s household tweeted about Prince Louis within hours of his birth, providing information on the new royal baby royals fans were eagerly waiting for.