Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's move from Kensington Palace to Windsor

PHOTO: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey, Nov. 11, 2018, in London.PlayLeon Neal/Getty Images
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The expectant parents have decided to move to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Estate, about 30 miles from London, Kensington Palace announced in a brief statement over the weekend.

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The move means Harry and Meghan, who wed in May, will no longer be neighbors to Prince William and Princess Kate, who live in Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace. It also means Harry will be leaving his childhood home, where he was raised with William by Princess Diana.

PHOTO: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey, Nov. 11, 2018, in London. Leon Neal/Getty Images
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey, Nov. 11, 2018, in London.

Harry and Meghan had lived at Nottingham Cottage, Harry’s home on the grounds of Kensington Palace, since their engagement last year.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s office will remain based at Kensington Palace, the palace said in a statement.

PHOTO: A general view of Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens on Nov. 27, 2017 in London. Jack Taylor/Getty Images, FILE
A general view of Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens on Nov. 27, 2017 in London.

Frogmore Cottage is near Frogmore House, where Meghan and Harry held their evening wedding reception hosted by Harry’s father, Prince Charles.

Frogmore House is also where Harry and Meghan posed for their candid engagement photos last year.

"Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate," Kensington Palace said in a statement.

Windsor is home to Windsor Castle, the largest occupied castle in the world and a special place for Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The queen uses the castle as both a private home and an official royal residence. She usually lives there for a month over Easter and for a week in June, according to the Royal Family's website.

Meghan and Harry's high-profile May wedding took place at St. George's Chapel at Winsdor Castle.

While the couple prepares for their move, Harry is traveling to Zambia for an official visit.

Harry, the president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, was greeted on Monday with flowers in Lusaka at the start of his two-day visit to the Commonwealth country in Southern Africa.

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