Now that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are officially engaged, the whole world is abuzz about the next grand royal wedding after the wedding of Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Naturally, the public is curious about where the couple will live in England after their spring 2018 wedding.
On this, there is no official statement as yet.
But according to Fortune.com, it will likely be in Nottingham Cottage, a 1,300sqft (396sqm), two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage on the Kensington Palace grounds, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England.
The cottage has been Prince Harry's bachelor pad for a number of years now.
The so-called “Nott Cott” was also once the residence of Prince William, prior to his wedding to Kate in 2011.
Princes William and Harry grew up at Kensington Palace, the official residence of their mother Princess Diana, even after her divorce from Prince Charles.
Part of the palace grounds' history includes the powerful image of mourners laying down thousands of bouquets to express their grief over the death of Princess Diana.
Within the palace grounds, apart from Harry, William and Kate also reside in an apartment, as do the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
It’s definitely a grand, royal residence, as seen in these photos of the fairytale-like gardens (above), and the ornate trompe-l’oeil murals (below).
When it comes to royalty, living in a cottage is not shabby at all.
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Kensington Palace started out as Jacobean mansion in 1605, and was expanded to include buildings designed by the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Damaged during the bombing blitz of World War II, it fell into disrepair.
But in 2012, the palace staterooms were reopened, after their restoration to their former glory.
Part of the palace complez serves as a museum where visitors and tourists can have tea.
The Orangery (above) is a converted 300-year-old garden structure within the grounds where visitors can have breakfast or afternoon tea. It is also a venue for special events.
This story originally appeared on RealLiving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.