Victoria Beckham ‘is helping Meghan spruce up her new home at Frogmore house after she moved in with Prince Harry following £3million revamp’
- Meghan Markle has liased with Victoria, 44, over interior design, a source said
- Expectant mother has also ‘moved posters and artwork to cottage from her flat’
- £3 million renovation of Frogmore Cottage, on Windsor Estate began in January
Victoria Beckham is reportedly helping Meghan Markle spruce up her new home at Frogmore Cottage after she moved in with Prince Harry.
The former actress, 37, is said to have spoken to Victoria, 44, about interior design of the Grade II-listed building which sits on the Frogmore Estate in Windsor.
And the expectant mother has also moved posters and artwork to the cottage from her former apartment in Toronto to make it as ‘homely as possible’, a source told the Mirror.
Victoria Beckham is reportedly helping Meghan Markle spruce up her new home at Frogmore Cottage after she moved in with Prince Harry
It was previously believed the royal couple’s home would be designed by Vicky Charles – the former design director of Soho House.
A source said: ‘Harry and Meghan want to make Frogmore as homely as possible and Meghan has brought over a lot of posters she used to have at her apartment in Toronto when she was filming Suits.
‘She had a lot of memories in that home, and wants to bring some of them to her new pad. She has also been talking to Victoria Beckham a lot about their design ideas.
‘People thought Vicky Charles had been hired to transform but actually that’s not the case, it was the wrong Victoria.’
The former actress, 37, is said to have spoken to Victoria, 44, about interior design of the Grade II-listed building which sits on the Frogmore Estate in Windsor
A £3 million renovation began on the property in January when workers put up a giant marquee around the cottage.
Photos from the Windsor estate showed a huge white marquee which could be seen from Long Walk which is a public walkway.
Documents revealed the couple’s builders plan to add fireplaces, staircases, and a floating floor, but will keep the original floorboards and shutters.
As well new additions, the royal couple were also set to go green and install a £50,000 energy unit that will provide heat, hot water and electricity and also install a satellite dish outside.
The expectant mother has also moved posters and artwork to the cottage from her former apartment in Toronto to make it as ‘homely as possible’
There have been concerns about the security of Frogmore Cottage, prompting the renovations, which are reportedly being overseen by Meghan.
The Grade-II listed cottage is just 200 yards from the publicly accessible Long Walk, triggering major concerns about the couple’s privacy.
The new plans have been revealed in planning documents published by the local council alongside strict conditions imposed to ‘protect and preserve’ the house.
The couple are believed to have moved to the cottage this month ahead of the birth of their first child as work was completed last week.
A map shows the couple’s new home in the grounds of the Windsor Estate in relation to nearby landmarks and public walkways. There are major concerns about security, with the cottage located just 200 yards away from the Long Walk
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’.