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Princess Eugenie And Jack Brooksbank Just Moved Next Door To Harry And Meghan

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have some brand new royal neighbours. Princess Eugenie of York and her fiancée Jack Brooksbank have made the move to Kensington Palace, where they’ll be living at Ivy Cottage.

The three-bedroom property in the palace grounds is right next door to Nottingham Cottage, the two-bedroom residence that Prince Harry has occupied since 2013. It’s also just a short walk from Apartment 1A, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, meaning that Eugenie and Jack will no doubt be called upon to babysit Prince George, Princess Charlotte and baby Prince Louis, should Kate and William need a night off.

Ivy Cottage will be the pair’s first home together. Princess Eugenie previously lived in a St James’s Palace apartment with her older sister Princess Beatrice, but announced her intention to move into the Kensington Palace compound two years ago. Her plans were reportedly put on hold, however, when it became apparent that refurbishments to the property would be necessary.

It’s estimated that a similar property would cost around £3,500 per week in rent, though the Royal Household doesn’t comment upon whether or not members of the family pay rent to the Queen.

The couple announced their engagement in January, after dating for seven years, and are set to tie the knot in October at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same location where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married on May 19th.

Kensington Palace is now home to 15 members of the royal family in total. In addition to the five members of the Cambridge family, Harry, Meghan, Eugenie and Jack, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester all have apartments on the compound.

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