Take a look inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's $3.2 million country love nest

Take a look inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's $3.2 million country love nest

We have all grown up hearing fairy tales and watching Disney movies so it only stands to reason that we've imagined what life as a royal would be like. And even if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, it probably had nothing on the kind of treatment the British Royal Family have enjoyed since birth with a sovereign grant of around $55 million per annum - and that's not to mention the family's "private income" which, for the Queen alone, equated to around $26 million last year.

And while Meghan Markle was far from poor thanks to her stint on the acclaimed TV show Suits, by marrying Prince Harry, she too will enjoy these luxuries which are predominately paid for by the British taxpayer, including three homes.

Yeah, us schmucks just have one - and maybe two if we are very, very lucky.

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So what are these homes? I hear you ask. Well, firstly, there's Kensington Palace, which since their wedding last May, Harry and Meghan have shared with William and Kate and their three children. Then there's Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate which the couple are planning to move into (supposedly because of a feud) when their first child is born this spring.

As for the third house? It's their cozy country getaway and photographs of it have just been revealed for the first time.

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Located in the Cotswolds, pictures of the estate were recently made public by royal reporter Emily Andrews who, incidentally, was the person who broke the news that Harry and Meghan would not be cohabiting with Will and Kate for much longer.

According to the report, the home is worth a cool $3.2 (£2.5) million and the couple have been renting it since May 2018.

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In fact, they have regularly been hosting parties there, with reported guests at the four-bedroomed barn including the Clooneys, Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, and Nick Jonas. Meghan's mother, Doria, is also reported to have visited the property.

The farmhouse dates back to the 18th century, and in addition to its four bedrooms, it has a staff cottage.

Harry and Meghan are renting the property for two years, with their lease beginning last year.

Presumably, this rural home has been a haven for the couple who are waiting to move into Frogmore Cottage, pictured below, which is currently being renovated at a rumored cost of $6.4 (£5) million to the British taxpayer.

Meghan is supervising the renovations as she awaits the birth of her first child who is due in late-March or early April.

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The main house in the Cotswolds has a kitchen upstairs and downstairs, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the area. There is also a large dining room and heated outdoor seating area where Harry and Meg entertain their celeb friends.

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The Sun reported a friend of the couple saying of the property: "It's a fabulous place with stunning views and extraordinarily private. It's set in a small bowl of beautiful countryside so is not overlooked in any way."

"Meghan adores the area. She and Harry love walking the dogs there, and they can entertain their friends in complete solitude."

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Supposedly the main problem with Frogmore Cottage is security as the property is located a mere 200 meters from the publicly accessible Long Walk.

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Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe told The Mirror last year: "The costs of building and security arrangements could balloon to $6.4 (£5) million in the first year."

"There is no protection at Frogmore, there is no one living there. There are costs of at least two or three private protection officers and to make sure the estate is policed adequately by Thames Valley Police."

"There will have to be major reviews of the security surrounding that property, exposed on virtually every side."

Prior to Meghan and Harry deciding to move into the cottage, it had been used as temporary accommodation for Royal staff and had thus fallen into disrepair because y'know, they were made to live like ordinary people.

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And while a feud between Kate and Meghan was reportedly the reasoning behind the move, it will also give the couple more space, upsizing from the two-bedroomed Nottingham Cottage to the five bedrooms at Frogmore.

This means that the pair will have the room to expand their family and it is believed that Meghan's mother, Doria, will be moving to the UK full time to live with the couple and help care for her grandchild.

Oh, how the other half live, eh? Well, if you're reading Harry and Megs, I wouldn't mind an invite to your Cotswolds home...