Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided to build an action garden in their new home so their son Archie “will be outdoorsy,” royal sources claim.
The couple moved into the Grade II listed Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate in April, ahead of the birth of their first child.
The cottage recently underwent a £3million renovation and was gifted to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the Queen last year.
Kensington Palace confirmed the move in November, saying Windsor was a “very special place” for the couple.
Frogmore Cottage is located near Windsor Castle, the Queen’s summer residence, and St George’s Chapel, where Harry and Meghan tied the knot in May as millions around the world watched on TV.
Now sources claim the royal couple have included some baby-friendly features in their garden at Frogmore Cottage after the royal arrival.
A source said: “Frogmore Cottage will be the perfect place for a royal prince to grow up.
“It is the perfect countryside retreat for the couple and will allow them to live country life away from the hustle and bustle of London with their young prince.
“The Duchess has been very involved in the project and wanted the garden to include some baby friendly features including a swing as well as several water features including a pond.
“The Duchess feels that the garden should be a place for their first child Archie to play and experience the great outdoors as well as themselves.
“Living in the countryside, the Duchess feels that if Archie has a nice garden, then he will like the countryside much more as he grows up.
“Provision has been made inside but the outside is just as important.”
Plans for the multi-million-pound renovation were approved by Royal Maidenhead and Windsor Borough Council in December after asking for permission for “internal and external works […] and associated landscaping”.
But there was no further details on the council’s planning page, just a note which said it contained “sensitive information” so documents wouldn’t be made public.
Frogmore Cottage was built in the 18th century for Queen Charlotte, the consort of King George III.
Queen Charlotte used the property as a countryside retreat for herself and her unmarried daughters.
Queen Victoria had breakfast at the cottage in 1875 and said it was a place with an “immense number of frogs” which she found “quite disgusting”.
Kensington Palace declined to comment.