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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embrace Good Life with Frogmore Cottage vegetable plot

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a person wearing sunglasses: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visit Lycée Qualifiant Grand Atlas and meet students and teachers in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, on the 24th February 2019.

Picture by James Whatling

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visit Lycée Qualifiant Grand Atlas and meet students and teachers in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, on the 24th February 2019. Picture by James Whatling
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have installed an organic vegetable garden at their new home in Frogmore Cottage , sources claim. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be able to grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables at the Grade II-listed cottage.

The cottage was gifted by the Queen last year, with Kensington Palace confirming them to be the new residents, saying Windsor was a 'very special place' for the couple.

Meghan is said 'very involved in the renovation project and wanted the final design to be perfect', according to a royal source.

"Workers have been working around the clock since January to ensure that the cottage is completed to a very high standard with some rather interesting and unique features," the source said.

Located near the Windsor Castle, the Queen's residence, the royal couple will be able to live country life away from the hustle and bustle of London with their first child.

It's said the cottage includes provision in the design to reduce outside noise and high-quality interior furnishings.

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With the all-inclusive vegetable garden, the pair can easily cook home-grown produce.

The source said: "The Duchess also has a passion for cooking so it was suggested to include a small plot in the spacious garden where they can grow some of their own produce.

"The last minute design changes caused the Duke and Duchess's move in date to be delayed.

"But they were extremely patient."

Plans for the multi-million-pound renovation were approved by Royal Maidenhead and Windsor Borough Council in December after asking for permission for "internal and external works [...] and associated landscaping".

However, no further details have been revealed on the council's planing page due to 'sensitive information' that cannot be made public.

Frogmore Cottage was built in the 18th century for Queen Charlotte, the consort of King George III.

Queen Charlotte used the property as a countryside retreat for herself and her unmarried daughters.

Queen Victoria had breakfast at the cottage in 1875 and said it was a place with an "immense number of frogs" which she found "quite disgusting".

Kensington Palace declined to comment.

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