Harry and Meghan are officially married and the world couldn't be more overjoyed for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex! The wedding of the century was truly magnificent in every way! Mixing the traditional and modern themes, Harry and Meghan's wedding perfectly reflected their persona as a couple.
One thing that has everyone buzzing about is the royal wedding registry! While most people register for bath towels and silverware, Prince Harry and Meghan have a taken a different- and more humanitarian- route. Rather than creating a wish list of items for their new life together, Harry and Meghan have asked guests and the public for charitable donations in lieu of traditional wedding gifts.
Kensington Palace shared that “The loving couple has high hopes that their guests’ generosity will benefit different charities such as sport for social change, women's empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces.” Their charitable gesture is beyond kind, although one person as a lot to say about it.
Queen Elizabeth, Harry’s grandmother, was not necessarily shocked to learn what Harry and his bride were planning. After all, William and Kate did the same thing with for their wedding registry in their 2011 nuptials. Nevertheless, she was shocked to learn that her grandson wouldn’t be requesting gifts. The Queen responded in a way that no one saw coming…
Queen Elizabeth asked to meet with Prince Harry and Meghan in regards to the wedding. While they weren’t exactly sure what Her Majesty was planning on sharing with them, they were shocked at what came out of her mouth!
According to The Mirror, Queen Elizabeth suggested that while she was proud of Harry and Meghan for being so generous, she thought it was important for them to be given something special. And as a loving grandmother would, she would be honored to gift them with something very special…
Queen Elizabeth gifted Harry and Meghan with a house! But not just any house, she gifted them with her former country home: York Cottage!
York Cottage is located on the Queen’s Sandringham property in Norfolk. It was the former home of King George V (Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather) and Queen Mary. It remains close to Anmer Hall, which is the same home William and Kate were given for their wedding.
Harry and Meghan were totally shocked at their grandmother’s generosity! Never had they imagined being given such a historical and cherished gift. Because York Cottage is so close to Anmer Hall, the newlyweds will surely be spending some downtime with their families in the country.
We can’t help but wonder how excited Harry and Meghan are feeling! Queen Elizabeth is so generous to give her grandson such a special gift. We look forward to seeing pictures of the family at their country home in the future!