Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are happily married and expecting, and the Royal Family has never looked so happy.
But Harry and Meghan aren’t entirely content and are itching to leave their current residence.
Not only are their accommodations too small, but Harry wants to step out of his brother’s shadow.
RadarOnline reports that Harry and Meghan are eager to move.
"Harry and Meghan want to move," an insider reveals.
They know that their family is growing, the source says, "and need more space."
We know that it’s tempting to claim that they’re being greedy or absurd by demanding more space.
But as we describe their current residence — Nottingham Cottage, on the grounds of Kensington Palace — you’ll understand why.
"But," the insider says. "They don’t want to live next door to William and Catherine."
We so often tend to imagine the royal family living within a massive, spacious palace.
But Nottingham cottage is just that. From the description, it sounds like a starter home.
Harry and Meghan’s current residence has only two bedrooms for a household that’s about to have three people.
(Sure, newlyweds may share a bed, and many married couples continue to share a bed, but they’ll want a guest room)
The cottage also has two reception rooms — so, you know, normal rooms. That’s fine.
RadarOnline describes the cottage as having one single bathroom.
That’s barely enough for two people. They need to upgrade.
Another impetus for their upcoming move is so that Harry and William can take a step apart.
"They are planning a formal division of their joint royal household," the source notes. "Which is based at Kensington Palace."
"And," the insider continues, they are planning "the creation of separate courts to reflect their increasingly different responsibilities."
We’ve reported on this previously. The brothers have grown up and don’t want to step on each other’s toes.
"The brothers have leant on each other and looked after each other since their mother died," the source affirms.
"But now they have their own families," the insider explains. "They no longer rely on each other as before."
Now that William and Harry are adults, they don’t need to be literal neighbors.
"They will soon have separate offices and separate lives," the source explains. "So it would make sense for them to live further afield."
And Harry and Meghan’s options are broader than some might imagine.
"There is no reason why Prince Harry and Meghan’s London home has to be at Kensington Palace," the insider notes.
"There are plenty of other options," the source adds.
"Including," the insider says. "Using their own money to buy their own place."
Of course, some believe that it’s really Meghan and Kate who are tearing the princes apart.
"Kate and Meghan live very different lives," the source notes.
Certainly. They’re both Duchesses, but they are of course different people.
"And," the insider continues. "That is likely to become more marked over time."
In other words, Meghan and Kate socialize differently, focus upon different charitable endeavors, and otherwise spend their time differently.
There was a time when royal brides were permitted to do little save produce heirs.
Good for them for living their own lives.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hot topics.
Unfortunately, some — like Meghan’s irredeemably vile sister, Samantha — seem eager to cash in on that by painting Meghan as a monster.
Whether it’s rumors of Meghan feuding with Kate or allegations about Meghan’s diva behavior, people love to talk.
We know that some may be tempted to believe that Meghan is forcing Harry to change his lifestyle.
He’s a grown man and a prince. He’ll soon be a father.
We imagine that these two are making decisions together, like any expecting parents might.