Just weeks after it was announced that the Royal Fab Four were considering breaking up their joint “court” at Kensington Palace, Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, have decided to make the move, according to Emily Andrews from The Sun.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move into the 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle, Andrews reports. Their new Home Park residence will also feature a nursery and space for a personal gym and yoga studio — which Meghan has been known to be an avid fan of.
Although the cottage will need some renovations (as it is currently divided into five units as home to the palace staff,) Meghan and Harry plan to move in by 2019, according to the royal reporter.
The residence, which was given to them by Queen Elizabeth, is already a familiar spot to Harry and Meghan: it’s where the couple held their wedding ceremony and shot their engagement photos!
Meanwhile, Prince William, Kate, and their three children intend to stay put at Kensington Palace.
At the beginning of November, the U.K. paper, The Sunday Times, reported a move could come in the spring after Meghan gives birth to the couple’s first child.
With William one day set to be the Prince of Wales — and all that entails as heir to his father Prince Charles — Harry and Meghan will want to forge their own path, so it’s a natural time to split up, insiders believe. (The palace had no comment.)
“The arrival of Meghan has changed the dynamic of the relationship in a fairly significant way,” royals author Sally Bedell Smith told PEOPLE. “It is inevitable and practical because it gives Harry and Meghan some freedom to build up their own collection of interests and charities.”
“Meghan has very strong views on what she is interested in and that may be what Harry shares, but not what William and Kate share,” she added.
The foursome is, however, likely to keep their successful Royal Foundation, under which they organize their charitable endeavors and their groundbreaking mental health campaign, intact.
“They have brought many charities working in the same sector together to empower them and lend their positions,” Bedell Smith said. “But they will increasingly follow their own respective interests.”
“I think it really is just a shift in priorities and interests,” she added. “William is a husband and father of three and his focus is primarily on them, and Harry will soon be a father.”
“Each of them will continue the very strong representative of the Queen in carrying out tasks and assignments that she, and probably their father, wants them to do,” she continued. “They are going to be sharing in this diffusion of activities on behalf of the Queen.”