Harry and Meghan were ashamed of IKEA lamps and used sofa
Created: 01/13/2023, 18:56
By: Susanne Kroeber
William and Kate's lavish furnishings made Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan jealous, as Harry reveals in his memoir Reserve.
London – Prince Harry's autobiography “Reserve” (“Spare”) has been making waves for days, and Harry's memoirs have been officially available for purchase since January 10th.
And the interest is huge - no wonder, after all, Prince Harry (38) also packs details in his book about the difficult relationship between him, his wife Meghan Markle (41) and his brother Prince William (40) and his wife Princess Kate (41 ) the end.
Visit to William and Kate: Harry and Meghan were ashamed of IKEA lamps and used sofas
Already in their Netflix documentary "Harry & Meghan" the couple gave a glimpse of their life in Nottingham Cottage, a cottage on the Kensington Palace estate.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan lived there after their wedding in 2018. "As far as people are concerned, we lived in a palace," Harry said in the documentary: "And we were … in a hut." The "hut" has at least 123 square meters.
At that time, Prince William and Kate were already living in Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace with their children George (now 9), Charlotte (now 7) and Louis (now 4).
Meghan and Harry were ashamed of their own IKEA facility during a visit to William and Kate at Kensington Palace.
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A visit to Williams and Kate's apartment made Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan jealous.
“The wallpaper, the crown molding, the walnut bookcases filled with priceless artwork.
Like a museum," Harry said in his biography Reserve.
"We congratulated them on the renovation and didn't hold back on compliments while embarrassing our IKEA lamps and the used sofa we recently bought on sofa.com for a discount with Meg's credit card."
Before Harry and Meghan: William and Kate also lived in Nottingham Cottage
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan took the birth of their son Archie (3 today) and packed their suitcases.
In 2019, the small family moved into Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle - with ten bedrooms, it is significantly larger than Nottingham Cottage.
Before Harry and Meghan, Prince William and Kate also lived in Nottingham Cottage
, only after the birth of their son George did the two move out and leave the accommodation to William's brother Harry, who initially used Nottingham Cottage as a single pad.
Nottingham Cottage, affectionately known as "Nott Cott", is a 123 square meter house in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London.
The red brick building's ceilings are notorious for their lowliness.
As part of the Crown Estate, Nottingham Cottage belongs to the monarch, i.e. King Charles III since the death of Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022).
(74), but is not his private property.
Among others, Lady Jane Fellowes (65), the older sister of Princess Diana (36, † 1997), Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lived in Nottingham Cottage.
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The reactions of the royal fans are clear.
"Harry needs help.
Whining about their home like it's a punishment.
The Prince and Princess of Wales lived in this cottage for two years, even with baby George.
Interesting that Harry omits that," according to a comment at
"Meghan thought the used sofa would make her appear humble but only ordered the used sofa to have ammunition for later," one user surmised.
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Very few readers can understand Harry's envy.
"He's so out of touch with reality that he doesn't realize that this position in life has still put him in a better financial position than 99 percent of people," another commented.
But not only in “Reserve” does Prince Harry lash out against the royal family, he also made serious allegations in an interview with the British broadcaster ITV, which was broadcast before the biography was published.
He accuses some family members of going “to bed with the devil” by giving the press private stories.
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