Prince Harry seemingly hinted at his jealousy toward Kate Middleton and Prince William in his book Spare. That's what some netizens felt after his detailed comparison of Nottingham Cottage and Apartment 1A.
Prince Harry Says He Is Embarrassed By The Furniture In Nott Cott After Seeing Prince William, Kate Middleton's Renovated Apartment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lived in Nottingham Cottage before they moved to Frogmore Cottage in his memoir Spare. King Charles' youngest son said in his memoir that his first home with Markle, Nottingham Cottage, was a far cry from the Prince and Princess of Wales' lavish Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace.
"The wallpaper, the ceiling trim, the walnut bookshelves filled with volumes of peaceful colors, priceless works of art. Magnificent. Like a museum," Prince Harry wrote, New York Post reported.
"We congratulated them on the renovation without holding back the compliments while feeling embarrassed of our IKEA lamps and the second-hand sofa we'd recently bought on sale with Meg's credit card on sofa.com."
Several netizens reacted to Prince Harry's admission, saying they felt he was jealous of the Waleses.
Prince William and Middleton's Apartment 1A reportedly has 20 rooms. It has been the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's base in London. It was refurbished in 2016 to the tune of $5 million of taxpayer money. However, the heir to the throne and his wife paid for fixtures and furnishing.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex lived in Nottingham Cottage or Nott Cott after they got married. Oprah Winfrey was shocked when she visited them for tea, as claimed in their Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan.
Oprah Winfrey Couldn't Believe How Small Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Home In Kensington Palace
Nottingham Cottage is a two-bedroom home situated on the grounds of Kensington Palace. In one episode of their Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, the royal couple shared Oprah Winfrey's reaction after visiting them. Winfrey was reportedly surprised after seeing how small their home was, People reported.
"Oprah came over for tea, didn't she?" Prince Harry said in the fourth episode. "She did," Markle replied.
"And when she came in, she sat down and she goes, 'No one would ever believe it!'" Prince Harry said.
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"No one would ever believe it," the duchess echoed while laughing.
"As far as people were concerned, we were living in a palace — and we were, in a cottage on palace grounds," Prince Harry said in the documentary.
The 1,300-square-foot Nottingham Cottage was a perfect starter home. However, by royal standards, it was a humble abode.
"It's a lovely, classic Victorian cottage. It's probably two-up, three [rooms] down. It's not very big, incredibly small," former police protection officer Ken Wharfe told People.
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