London - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to move into Frogmore Cottage, in the grounds of the Windsor Estate, after it was given to them by the Queen.
The couple, who are expecting their first child in April, are likely to arrive from Kensington Palace in the spring. The 19th century cottage has been used as rented accommodation for members of the royal staff and had fallen into disrepair.
Now a planning application for the Grade II-listed building has been lodged with the council ahead of the move by Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37. But security concerns mean the plans have been kept private.
A "special note" on the application states it contains "sensitive information" and that the usual plans, architect’s drawings and other documents have not been made public.
Similar levels of secrecy surrounded plans for renovations at Anmer Hall in Norfolk before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved into the Georgian manor on Sandringham Estate.