As far as the British royal family is concerned, it is generally not said that they live so close to each other in their domains. The recent story that Kate Middleton avoids one of her best friends (Rose Hanbury) and her husband might say that living close to your friends is not always the best thing to do. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle felt a little bit the same, but mostly a feeling of claustrophobia living in Kensington Palace. Although Frogmore Cottage sounds like a strange domain name for Americans, the couple's move might be the best thing he could have done.
This decision makes them more or less independent, but to what extent will they really be independent?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially left the country
One of the pluses of Harry and Meghan's installation at Frogmore Cottage is that it is a real country house in the bucolic British mold. It's 25 miles from the little living space they occupied since their wedding last year.
Let's hope they have security around Frogmore, despite the pictures showing a "Private" sign on the door of the property. This is not a strange property for them either, since they used it for official portraits after their engagement. Plus, they had a wedding reception there.
Symbol of independence, the fact of moving there will send a message stating that they want to follow their own path. Nevertheless, we must ask ourselves how many people can invade the property once Baby Sussex is born. This could become a problem since royal estates like this one do not usually have very high walls.
Will Frogmore Cottage be truly a paradise for the royal baby?
In the abstract, it would seem that this country cottage is the ideal place for Meghan and Harry to raise their new royal child. Growing up in this environment also allows them to live in nature rather than face the urban turmoil of the chaotic heart of London.
The safety of Frogmore Cottage is another thing. According to information from last November, the domain is exposed on all sides and requires a very expensive upgrade to protect the couple from potential intruders.
That this is over is still pending. As Meghan has to give birth every day (at the time of publication), you would not want to think that security flaws persist at Frogmore when they bring Baby Sussex home. Once the baby is born, the media challenge will be to capture unauthorized photos for the highest bidder.
What kind of security will they have at the cottage?
It is unpleasant to think that Meghan and Harry will have to build gigantic walls and hire security guards around the estate to fully protect themselves. Yes, they can offer any type of security, but delays could still be registered before obtaining approval from the Queen or another UK bureaucracy. In this respect, you must almost think that Kensington Palace offered a better shield to Harry and Meghan.
We had previously explained how complicated it was for them to enter their homes at Nottingham Cottage in the palace grounds. They may have gone from there to escape this prolonged security while they could still take additional steps to get past the Frogmore gate.
If this happens, they should consider this as an advantage with a world gone mad and Meghan, a frequent target of criticism. All we can hope for is that Frogmore Cottage is hiding enough security reinforcements so that intruders and paparazzi photographers are caught and taken away.