Baby Sussex, who’s now about the size of a plate of pancakes, will soon be born right into the lap of eucalyptus-scented luxury!
Yup, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nursery will be fit for royalty. The couple is busy preparing to welcome their first royal babe around the end of April or beginning of May, with renovations well underway at their new family home, Frogmore Cottage. Naturally, this includes tricking out a seriously bougie gender-neutral nursery.
The former actress is going all out, according to Vanity Fair. Though her grey and white colour scheme is a go-to for modern parents, Meghan is sparing no expense on the details. Case in point? A state-of-the-art stereo system for the sharpest renditions of “Baby Shark” (surely even royals can’t escape its charms!) and vegan, organic paint infused with rosemary and eucalyptus oil.
Yes, you heard us right! A source told The Sun that the mom-to-be is shirking the usual Farrow and Ball hues (Peignoir, Salmon, Pavilion Grey) in favour of The Organic & Natural Paint Co.’s eco-friendly alternatives. Their Auro paints are free of milk products and beeswax, and not tested on animals.
“They are going all out with the refurbishment of the house, and as Harry loves his gadgets, it’s going to be very cool,” a friend told VF. “They’ll be able to control everything from their smartphones.” Can you say Siri Poppins?
How to design a modern nursery Like Prince William and Kate did with Prince George, Harry and Meghan are tackling their first few months of new parenthood solo—well, almost. They’ll reportedly enlist the calming presence of grandma, Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland, so they’ve tacked an extra spare bedroom onto the nursery just for the yoga instructor.
The 37-year-old isn’t taking on the décor solo, either. Meghan has long loved the private-member Soho House clubs, home to her first dates with Harry and chilled bachelorette weekend. So it’s no surprise that the farmhouse’s design director, Vicky Charles, is helming the $5 million overhaul (and babyproofing?) of their historic Windsor home.
But British taxpayers can rest assured that all the fancy fittings are coming out of the parents-to-be’s pockets, from the springboard flooring in Meghan’s personal yoga studio to the foodie’s state-of-the-art kitchen and the nursery’s $87,000 radiator.
And, of course, those aromatic paints! Here’s hoping the royal spills just how well those soothing scents mask the smell of dirty diapers…