Good news. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Harry and Meghan to you – have their own little place to lay their heads and that of their bundle of joy. To be honest, I can’t remember if it’s a boy or a girl they have, but that doesn’t matter, because the nursery at Frogmore Cottage is painted in “gender neutral colours.”
The place, like the Sussex two-some, has history. It was built in the late eighteenth century and was originally called Double Garden Cottage (I’m guessing because it had two gardens.) It got its present name when Queen Victoria breakfasted there in June 1875 and noted that there was “an immense number of little frogs” which she found “quite disgusting.”
They must since have solved the disgusting frogs bit or Harry and Meghan and the Bundle of Joy would hardly have moved in. You don’t want frogs leppin’ all over the royal infant’s face. Here It’s an old building, as I say, so there had to be a bit of repair and a lick of paint there before the Sussexs and their BOJ moved in. It’s not clear which of the bedrooms the Suffolks will use to rest their weary limbs after a day’s work – there are ten of them. Bedrooms, that is, not limbs.
Best of all, we the public can feel part of the settling in process along with these young lovers and their BOJ, as the public purse has coughed up $2.5 million of our money to help make the place undisgusting.
Footnote: latest figures indicate that in the south, half of the counties are unaffordable to the average house buyer, the number of homeless families has increased by 243% since 2015, and over 10,000 people are today homeless in the south.
Lucky they didn’t have to contribute to the quaint little Frogmore Cottage nest, eh?