News & Opinion | June 4, 2018 11:04 am

Queen Eyes Lavish House as Wedding Gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Her majesty's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, once called York Cottage home.

York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, 1937. This was built by King Edward VII and was the birthplace of King George VI. Card No 47 of 48 from Coronation Souvenir cigarette cards produced for Tournament Cigarettes. [RJ Lea Ltd, Manchester, 1937] (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)
York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, 1937. This was built by King Edward VII and was the birthplace of King George VI. Card No 47 of 48 from Coronation Souvenir cigarette cards produced for Tournament Cigarettes. [RJ Lea Ltd, Manchester, 1937] (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will likely bestow York Cottage upon Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as her wedding gift to the couple, according to Cosmopolitan UK and Harper’s Bazaar. The Queen “has a habit of giving property,” royal biographer Duncan Larcombe said, ”so there’s every chance that Harry and Meghan might find themselves the proud owners of a nice property outside of London.”

Harper’s Bazaar did a deep dive on the massive “cottage,” which is situated on the sprawling, 19,000 acre grounds of Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England. In the family’s possession since 1862, the home was inherited by the Queen from her father, King George VI, in 1952. The Queen’s grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, once called York Cottage home. Today, it reportedly houses estate offices.

Take a look below at additional shots from the grounds.

York Cottage and the lower lake at Sandringham (Elliott Brown/Flickr/Creative Commons)
The lower lake at Sandringham (Elliott Brown/Flickr/Creative Commons)
The lower lake at Sandringham (Elliott Brown/Flickr/Creative Commons)