The Duchess of Sussex comes from the mild climes of LA and loves to eat outside with friends.
When Meghan was planning the landscaping for her new gardens at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, she wanted one thing above all else: something she could entertain.
As a result, she and Prince Harry have, as sources have revealed, a £ 4,000 outdoor & outdoor sitting & cooking area & # 39; designed and incorporated into their designs.
The decking area also has a handcrafted grill so enthusiastic chefs Harry and Meghan can conjure up something delicious for their family and friends.
The decking area also has a handcrafted grill so enthusiastic chefs Harry and Meghan can conjure up something delicious for their family and friends
Outdoor kitchens – some cost tens of thousands of pounds – are now fashionable, even in England, where the weather is a little less predictable than in California.
But sources have insisted that the couple's new entertainment and cooking area is more comfortable than grand, more like the house itself.
A royal source said, "When the Duchess lives on the land, the exterior is just as important as the interior, especially in the summer when she relaxes in the garden.
As part of the large-scale development of Frogmore Cottage, it has been suggested that the Duke and Duchess desire a cozy outdoor area where they can entertain guests and allow them to relax.
"It's perfectly placed to match the special character of Frogmore Cottage. It offers a beautiful view of the garden in the countryside and complements the orangeries.
The area includes a new deck with handmade outdoor grill. Cozy outdoor seating also gives them a perfect place to welcome their family and friends.
"The work on the property is almost completed. You lived on a construction site this year.
Sources have insisted that the couple's new entertainment and cooking area is more comfortable than grand, more like the house itself (pictured: Frogmore Cottage).
"It goes without saying that the outdoor seating area costs a grill to install up to £ 4,000." However, it's not overly grand, it's pretty cozy, where you can cook and hang out with friends. & # 39;
The Duke and Duchess moved to Five-Bedroom Frogmore in April after leaving Kensington Palace.
The building had been divided into separate dwelling units for royal domestic workers, necessitating an extensive conversion program that required taxpayers' money of £ 2.65m.
Sources have told the mail that the couple spent another £ 250,000 of their own resources on equipment and furnishings – including the grill and seating area.
The cottage was given to them by the Queen, who now visits her regularly with her young son Archie when she is at Windsor Castle.
Royal sources say the royal estate is a "very special place" for the couple.
A spokesman for the couple at Buckingham Palace said they were unable to comment on "the layout and content of the official residence and private home of their Royal Highness."
Sources emphasized, however, that "entertaining outdoor spaces" are privately funded by the couple.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will not be confronted with enforcement measures afterwards Renovation work on her £ 2.65m new block without planning approval
By Richard Percival for Mailonline
After the building permit was issued by the municipality, the two changed their opinion about the design in the garden.
However, in newly unveiled planning documents published by the Royal Borough of Windsor and the Maidenhead Council, the couple requested retrospective planning permission for parts of "outdoor artwork" in the garden after using a design other than that approved by the council.
The couple will no longer be forced to reverse work on their block after a retrospective planning permit has been issued this afternoon.
However, the exact details of the changes are not clear as much of the application has been revised – which will further aggravate the couple's growing secrecy.
An aerial shot of Frogmore Cottage, where Harry and Meghan live. The royal couple moved to the Grade II listed Frogmore Cottage on Windsor Estate in April
Planning applications should be fully published by local governments, but there are exceptions, including some government buildings.
Royal Household project manager Ian Ratcliffe, however, said in an e-mail to the Council's planning team that details of the couple's plans should also be kept secret, emphasizing that national security could be jeopardized if public access to the public Plans are granted.
The royal couple moved to the Grade II listed Frogmore Cottage on Windsor Estate in April, prior to the birth of their first child, Archie, after the taxpayer funded a major £ 2.65 million and £ 250,000 renovation on their own.
The cottage was given to the Duke and Duchess by the Queen last year. Kensington Palace confirmed the move in November and said Windsor was a "very special place" for the couple.
Frogmore Cottage is close to Windsor Castle, Queen's summer residence, and St. George's Chapel, where Harry and Meghan closed the knot in May, when millions of people around the world watched TV.
In terms of planning law, a subsequent planning application is made if the local council has not requested any changes from a property subject to approval by the building authorities.
A local authority may also request the submission of a subsequent planning application for the work already carried out.
However, this does not mean that the building permit is issued automatically and the application is treated as usual.
If the subsequent application is denied, the local authority may issue a writ of execution requesting the couple to cancel all changes made to Frogmore Cottage.
According to plans unveiled last month by a well-placed royal source, a tennis or badminton court is set up at the couple's home in Windsor.
It will also have plans for exterior painting and landscaping, the installation of safety lamps and the planting of fast growing shrubs and trees worth £ 20,000.
Some baby-friendly features for the couple's child, Archie, and a vegetable garden for the couple to grow their own products are also included.
The revised plans will be slightly different, according to the source, after the royal couple changed their minds at the last minute.
The Frogmore Cottage (pictured) is located near Windsor Castle, the Queen's summer residence and the St. George's Chapel
For approval, a well-placed source near the royal couple said: "The plans to build the garden of the Duke and Duchess were changed after the original building permit was granted.
"It's great news that the plans have been approved as the couple can now complete their project." Frogmore Cottage will be the perfect location for a royal prince to grow up with Duke and Duchess. These changes are very important to create a perfect home for yourself and Archie.
The plans for the initial multi-million pound refurbishment were approved by Royal Maidenhead and Windsor Borough Council in December, following approval for "internal and external works and associated landscaping".
However, at the time, there was no further detail on the Council's planning page, just a note stating that it contained "confidential information" so that documents were not published.
The couple's most recent project, however, began about three weeks ago and is expected to be completed this summer. Frogmore Cottage was built in the 18th century for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
Queen Charlotte used the property as a country retreat for herself and her unmarried daughters.
Queen Victoria had breakfast in the cabin in 1875, saying it was a place with an "immense number of frogs," which she found "rather disgusting."
Kensington Palace said in a statement to the plans beforehand: "The letter that has been submitted to the Council and the language that has been used are standard for planning applications for all Royal Residences.
For security reasons, the data is not released according to the usual procedure. & # 39;
All construction work will be covered by the taxpayer-funded state subsidy, while the couple will pay for the facility.
Kensington Palace were contacted to comment on the Council's decision.