Princess Eugenie, 31, and her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, had previously stayed in a cottage on the Kensington Palace estate. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle loaned Frogmore Cottage to Eugenie and Jack. Since the couple has moved into Frogmore Cottage, their former home could go to another member of the Royal Family.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank move home
While Prince Andrew’s daughter is not a working royal, she and her sister, Princess Beatrice, 32 live in royal residences. Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack married on October 12, 2018, and moved into Ivy Cottage on the Kensington Palace grounds.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their senior royal duties, they moved overseas. This left their former home empty and the couple loaned it to Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. The Princess and her husband moved into Frogmore Cottage ahead of Christmas last year. Eugenie and Jack are now happily settled in parenthood in the cottage, following the birth of their son, August Philip Hawke’s birth on February 9.
Princess Eugenie’s parents are thrilled
The move into Frogmore Cottage was ideal for the new mother, Princess Eugenie, as it is located a short distance from her parents. Prince Andrew, 61, and Sarah Ferguson, 60, live at the Royal Lodge in Great Windsor Park, just up the road. Following August’s arrival into the world, his doting grandparents have reportedly been lending Eugenie and Jack a hand with his childcare. The cottage is also close to Windsor Castle, where Eugenie’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip spend their time.
Prince Harry and Meghan are expected to stay in the USA on a long-term basis. This means they are unlikely to want to take back Frogmore Cottage. Due to this, Eugenie’s former Kensington Palace home could go to another member of the royal family.
Could Ivy Cottage go to Princess Beatrice?
Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, lives in an apartment in St. James’s Palace. While this was ideal to her when she was single, since she married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last July, this is likely a little cramped. Edo has a son who he co-parents with his former wife, Dara Huang, who often stays over with him and Beatrice. Beatrice is reportedly a doting stepmother to Christopher Woolfe, who is also known as “Wolfie” to his family.
As noted by the Express, Ivy Cottage has three bedrooms, this could make the ideal new base for Beatrice and Edoardo. While currently, they do not share children, this would give their family space to grow. Princess Eugenie and Beatrice are very close and have recently been able to reunite after the UK lockdown was eased last month.
Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie continues to share lovely images of her new son, August. The image above shows the baby lying among the daffodils at their home. She shared the image to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.