Meghan felt ‘shunted’ in cottage away from Kensington Palace, author claims

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Meghan Markle felt "shunted off' when asked to live in Nottingham Cottage and not Kensington Palace, it has been claimed.

Author Tom Quinn believes she would have initially been "drawn in" by the fantasy of the Royal Family.

But once she and Prince Harry had settled into married life became unimpressed living "in a little cottage".

The two-bedroom cottage was the couple's first marital home within the grounds of Kensington Palace.

And it served as a base for the pair until their move to Frogmore Cottage and later to California.

Mr Quinn told Daily Mirror podcast Pod Save the Queen said the couple would have been unhappy with their first home.

He said: "I think that actually, she wasn’t too keen on that.

"It seemed like they were being shunted off to a little prefab in the grounds."

Harry had lived in Nottingham Cottage, described as "snug", since 2013.

Meghan later joined him just before the couple were engaged..

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But despite Mr Quinn's claims, authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie say Meghan was happy in the property.

Writing in Finding Freedom, they said: "After months of long-distance, Meghan was thrilled to finally be sharing a postcode, W8 4PY, with her partner.

"She felt at home at Nott Cott with Harry – she’s always been able to bloom where she was planted, but she hadn’t moved to London to start a new job.

"She had moved to London to start a new life."

The couple did not stay in Nottingham Cottage long and moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor 'get away from the pressures of l London life.

But Mr Quinn claims it became an unhappy arrangement as Meghan "suddenly realised it was like living in the Russian Steppe”.

He added: "She was away from everything."

The Sussexes have now settled in California, US, in a sprawling multi-million dollar mansion, after they quit royal life.

And, in February, when TV host James Corden joked that the pair should move into the lavish mansion from the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Meghan replied: "I think we’ve moved enough."

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