Prince Harry and Meghan announce move to Windsor Estate

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are moving to Frogmore Cottage on the royal family's Windsor Estate early next year in time for their first child's birth in the spring, they said on Saturday.

"Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate," the couple, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said in a statement. They were married at Windsor Castle in May.

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SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Edes House in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Sussex, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement at Edes House. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex wave during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Edes House during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet wellwishers on arrival in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement at Edes House. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet wellwishers on arrival in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement at Edes House. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
BOGNOR REGIS, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Sussex, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Edes House in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park during an official visit to West Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 3: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Dukeof Sussex wear safety spectacles at The University of Chichester Tech Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, England. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 3: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at The University of Chichester Tech Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, England. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 3: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at The University of Chichester Tech Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, England. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Their new home to the west of London in Berkshire has formed part of a royal family residence since the 18th century, whose name comes from the abundance of frogs in low-lying marshy grounds.

Since their engagement last year, Harry and Meghan had lived at Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, London, where Harry's brother William, his wife Kate and their children George, Charlotte and Louis, live. (Writing by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Jason Neely)

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