Romantic folks would think this Valentine’s Day would be extra special for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. After all, this is their first Valentine’s as husband and wife, and the last before their baby comes. But the couple, who are expecting their first child this spring, couldn’t afford to be sentimental–royal duties come before occasions!
According to the Daily Express, Kensington Palace has revealed Prince Harry’s plans for Feb. 14. As Captain General of the Royal Marines, Prince Harry will be in Norway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Exercise Clockwork operation in the said country.
As for Meghan, Kensington Palace has not announced anything for her on the date, but the Duchess of Sussex will likely be busy overseeing the renovations of their new residence at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Castle. The renovations are said to be massive, costing around $3 million, Express reported.
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Meghan, who is known to be an environmentalist, has reportedly been obsessed with making Frogmore as ecologically sustainable and modern as possible. Because the historical building is said to be a run-down place, Meghan’s plans have reportedly shot up the renovation budget. Construction also includes a special vegan and non-toxic nursery for the coming royal baby.
“It is set to cost between £2 million and £3 million for the whole project,” a source revealed. “The Duchess is very involved in the project and wants a home that is perfect for her, the Duke, and her new baby. She has been corresponding with the planning team regularly as to what she wants.”
Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly want to move into their new digs before the baby comes. It has previously reported that Meghan is due sometime in late April, so the couple might move into Frogmore by March.
Aside from her house project, Meghan is also quite busy with her new official duties. Early this week, the 37-year-old former actress was spotted at the National Theatre where she was recently named a new patron. Wearing a cream dress with matching blazer, the Duchess proudly displayed her growing baby bump and looked like a glowing expectant mother.