Royal Wedding

The Queen is Giving This Insanely Great Gift to Meghan and Harry

by Bryce Gruber

The Queen’s gift is hard to compete with

For everyone as obsessed with all-things-Meghan-Markle as we are, you’ll be happy to know we got the scoop on what the Queen herself plans to give Prince Harry and his new bride on their wedding day. If you’re expecting it to be some gorgeous fine linens or a bag full of tiaras, think again. It’s far more practical than any of us might’ve imagined, which is one of many reasons we think it’s such a great gift.

It’s clear the Queen isn’t listening to Harry and Meghan’s request for charitable donations, though we’re pretty sure the Queen gets to do whatever she wants. Harry’s most famous grandmother is reportedly giving the great gift of a country estate when the couple ties the knot on May 19. Sources told the Herald Sun that Queen Elizabeth is considering giving York Cottage, a large home on the Queen’s Sandringham House estate in Norfolk, England. The great gift would be reasonable considering she already gifted Anmer Hall, another home on the estate’s grounds, to Prince William and Kate Middleton to celebrate their 2011 nuptials.

Royal finance expert, David McClure, told the Herald Sun that it’s traditional to pass country estates on to members of the royal family in honor of their weddings. “It’s their sanctuary, it keeps them sane. William and Kate would do that with Anmer, they’d just disappear,” McClure explained. “William got a place on the Sandringham estate at Anmer and my hunch is that if [Harry] gets a place in the country, he and Meghan might want to be nearer London and as such somewhere in the Home Counties might be preferable. But it might well depend on what land is available either from the Queen’s private estate.”

Is a country estate from Grandma a great gift for the ages, or what?

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