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We're certain Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have received a bundle of great gifts from their Royal Wedding, but Queen Elizabeth's parting present was unquestionably the best. While most newlyweds might get some silverware, commemorative mugs or maybe even a toaster, Queen Elizabeth got her grandson and his new wife something a little more impressive: a country house. That's right; in honor of their recent royal nuptials, Queen Elizabeth literally bought them a house -- specifically a cottage. No wonder Priyanka Chopra was scared to get a gift before the ceremony. It's good to be the Queen.
The newly-appointed property is York Cottage, located at Sandringham Estate. It is a 20,000 acre residence in Norfolk, according to Metro, and it is 110 miles northeast of Kensington Palace. It should be noted that giving houses isn't out of the ordinary for Queen Elizabeth. She also provided Kate Middleton and Prince William with a home in Sandringham Estate as their wedding gift.
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle already have a house to call their own -- Nottingham Cottage, located in the Kensington Palace -- it's understood that York Cottage is meant to be a getaway destination, and a place to escape the responsibilities and pressure of Royal Life. If they ever want to escape the lens of the public eye, Meghan and Harry know where they can go to do just that. Of course, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also have their honeymoon in the works.
While it was previously believed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would head to Namibia for their Royal Honeymoon, recent reports claim the newlyweds are instead going to Canada for their destination vacation. Specifically, they're looking to go to the Outlook Cabin in the Fairmonth Jaspar Lodge in the Great White North, which has a history of housing members of the royal family (along with an assortment of celebrities) in the past, including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Activities provided in this resort include hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more.
In addition to York Cottage and Nottingham Cottage, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also settled into a newly acquired home in The Cotswolds. Evidently, they've secured a number of different places to live. Now that the Royal Wedding is out of the way and the Royal Honeymoon is getting set into place, the couple are putting together the stages for how they'll live out the rest of their lives together. We're sure there will be a great deal of coverage into how they choose to live out the rest of their days together, so stay tuned for more coverage about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.