Sadly for all of us (unless Serena Williams is reading this), we haven't gotten the chance to see inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's home at Frogmore Cottage, where they'll be raising little Archie. However, we have gotten tidbits that make me feel like I'm at least a little part of the action—like the fact that the home smells heavenly, thanks to these Diptyque candles.
Today, the final renovations to the royal home have been revealed by a Buckingham Palace source who spoke to People. Though the renovated mid-1800s cottage, which is on the grounds of Windsor Castle, doesn't include a "mother-and-baby yoga room complete with a 'floating' or sprung wooden floor"—as prior reports suggested—it did cost the public $3 million, so there's that.
According to the source's breakdown, the money initially went toward renovating the interior of the historic home. They had to update the home's old ceiling beams and floor joists, heating and electrical systems, and gas and water mains. Most recently, they finished work on the exterior, including doors, windows, walls, outbuilding upgrades, and some garden landscaping.
Of course, Meghan and Harry paid for items like curtains, furnishings, fixtures, and fittings, along with certain upgrades—like kitchen, bathroom, or flooring projects—that were "deemed too expensive for the public to provide." Who paid for the rosemary and eucalyptus-infused paint in the royal nursery is still yet to be determined, but either way...it's a necessary purchase.
Oh, and by the way, if you're still dying to be friends with the adorable family of three, turns out you can be their neighbor for $1.4 million. So there's that.
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