Never forget where you came from! California native Meghan Markle may be in the UK and away from her home, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a piece from her birth place where she is now — and it is quite close to her current residence.
The 37-year-old has two giant redwoods in the gardens of her home, Frogmore Cottage — which are trees that are known to be from where the former actress is originally from. One of the redwoods is said to be more than 130 years old while the other is near 30 years old, with both residing just a short walk from Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry‘s house.
The royal couple moved in to Frogmore last month, just ahead of the birth of their first child, baby Archie. In fact, some pretty notable faces have already seen the pair’s cottage since it wrapped up its updates. “Harry and Meghan haven’t been short of royal visitors since moving into Frogmore,” a royal insider exclusively revealed to Closer Weekly. “Meghan is so proud of her new home and invited Queen [Elizabeth] over for afternoon tea so that she could give her a personal tour. The Queen loved seeing how the couple have transformed the house and made it their own and is really impressed with the renovations.”
It was quite the journey for Meghan and Harry to get their new home — which lies on the Windsor Castle estate, approximately 25 miles outside of London — ready for their baby. The couple made sure everything was up to par. “It’s set in a delightful location, safe and secure — away from prying eyes — and lots of space to bring up a family,” royals expert Dickie Arbiter said late last year.
We are so happy to see the royal couple settling into their new home, and it is fantastic to hear that little Archie will have a reminder of his mom’s roots right in his backyard.