Queen Elizabeth gifted her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle at the York Cottage from the Sandringham Estate. Even though the couple had requested everyone to not give them gifts and instead donate to their favourite charities shortlisted by them. Also Read - French Radio Mistakenly Publishes Obituaries of Britain's Queen, Football Icon Pele; Apologises
Kensington Palace said in a statement, “It should be noted that gifts cannot be brought to St George’s Chapel or the Reception that follows at Windsor Castle.” Also Read - Queen Elizabeth II Spotted Wearing a Mask For The First Time in Public Since Covid-19 Outbreak
However, the Queen gave the couple the York Cottage that has a noteworthy history. The cottage can be traced all the way back to King Edward VII who passed it onto his son King George V in 1893. Also Read - Inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput, Pakistani Man Buys Land On Moon For His Wife As Wedding Gift
Harry and Meghan have been living in the grounds of Kensington Palace at the Nottingham Cottage.
The cottage that has been gifted to the couple about 19,800 acres that includes 590 acres of public park and about 60 acres of garden space as reported by Harper’s Bazaar.
The Queen has been known for giving properties as gifts to prominent members of the family on celebratory celebrations such as when a royal family member gets married. She gave Birkhall to her son Prince Charles, Anmer Hall to Prince William and Kate and Sunninghill Park to Prince Andrew.