Will Princess Beatrice & Edo Mozzi move into Nottingham Cottage now?

Official Wedding Photos of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice have always lived in government housing, by way of apartments or homes owned by the Crown. Technically, I think the York princesses both say that they live at Royal Lodge, which is their human trafficker father’s home as part of the larger Windsor Castle complex. But Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank maintain a home in London – they live in Ivy Cottage, one of the small “cottages” which are part of the Kensington Palace complex. They used to be neighbors with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, when H&M lived at Nottingham Cottage, also part of the KP complex. H&M left Nottingham Cottage behind when they moved into Frogmore Cottage, and I guess it’s been sitting there empty all this time. Now sources tell Tatler that Princess Eugenie and Edo Mapelli Mozzi might move in.

As they settle into their first few months of married life, Princess Beatrice and her new husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, will no doubt be looking for somewhere appropriate for their first marital home. Luckily, one of the perks of being a member of the Royal Family is that you have access to lots of royal residences. Beatrice is thought to have lived in an apartment at St James’s Palace prior to her marriage, having shared one with her sister, Princess Eugenie, for a decade (Eugenie moved out when she married Jack Brooksbank in 2018 however).

Now though, the couple might be looking to move to west London, to Kensington Palace, where a large group of the Royal Family live. Specifically, Nottingham Cottage is thought to be vacant, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage (and later of course, the USA).

The Christopher Wren-designed cottage features two bedrooms, and has served as the ‘starter home’ for several newlywed royals, including not just the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but also the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Harry also lived here alone prior to his relationship with Meghan Markle.

[From Tatler]

Wow, I totally forgot that Will and Kate lived in Nottingham Cottage – or used it as a London address – before the move to Apartment 1 in Kensington Palace. During that time, they were barely in London anyway – that was when W&K were hiding out in Wales, avoiding work like the plague. Anyway, I bet Bea and Edo do end up getting Nottingham Cottage. And despite claims to the contrary, I doubt they’ll have to pay rent. Eugenie and Jack claim to pay rent on Ivy Cottage but I just… doubt it. I think the cottages are the “starter homes” for the younger royals, and then a few years into a marriage, the Queen “gives” them another home. Which makes me wonder if Bea and Edo will eventually get Frogmore Cottage!! LMAO.

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  1. Lucylee says:

    Why live in the royal family housing project?
    Surely, as a real estate developer he can do better.

    • Priscila says:

      Methinks he is broke in the way rich people are, meaning he spends more than he makes and has to use family money/trust.

      Mealsothinks this love story is actually just two people used to each other “settling” because they want the same things, as in an upper class english marriage, companionship and the usual perks of money and privilege.

      Of course they will quietly move into the royal ” social housing” program…and I bet they will only leave if they are kick out.

      I also can see Andrew asking momma to make it so that will be very difficult to Charles to kivk then out, probably staying the need for security and that it will be “cheaper” to keep his daughters on royal grounds.

      But yeah, no word will be uttered against the innocent blood princess in the Press.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        If Beatrice receives security then it makes total sense for her to live in Nottingham Cottage.

        However, why can she not just stay at St. James Palace (which is where I believe Anne has digs)? For myself, I would rather live at St. James Palace away from the Right Rotten Royal Termite Heap also known as Kensington Palace.

      • Priscila says:

        @BayTampaBay I have the impression TQ grandkids do receive security and I think is fair- as it would be fair for them to live within royal grounds to make it cheaper, and even fairer if they paid rent because they are not working royals and do have jobs.

      • Tealie says:

        @ Priscila says:
        A sorry to be blunt here but Beatrice and Eugenie do not need security although they may wish that they do. No one is interested in them, they could walk down the street and hardly any I would go up to them. Many people especially internationally do not even know they exist.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I was thinking the same thing. You’d think he’d have an inside track on all kinds of properties to live in. You’d think he’d have a fabulous apartment somewhere. That place is tiny. It shows they really want to coast by on the Royal fumes.

    • Talie says:

      I think a lot of them just like the prestige of living there, but I do think the rents they get charged aren’t exactly low. I believe Prince & Princess Michael of Kent pay over $100K per year now and it has been said they could’ve had a bigger townhouse in London on their own dime, but they want to live at the palace.

      • Tealie says:

        How the fudge does Princess racist of Kent afford £100,000 a year why did they get the money from?? Surely they must involved in something illegal because I don’t think either of them work nor come from huge huge fortunes anyway!?

  2. WilliamJoelene says:

    He didn’t marry into the royal family to spend his own money.

    • Priscila says:


    • Mia4s says:

      Ah. Thank you. My guess is you are absolutely right. Or as said above, he’s “rich” but doesn’t have actual cash money.

    • Tealie says:

      He absolutely did not, I’m not going to lie I don’t really Speculate on peoples intentions in a sly way , but it definitely seems from the way he left his ex fiancé and child, that he went into this relationship for the money and lifestyle. It seems very one sided and I think Beatrice was looking for something to cling onto after her 10 year relationship ended she seems like the girl in love with the idea of love and the idea of marriage and threatened by the process of ageing and maybe being alone.

  3. Mina_Esq says:

    Beatrice is a grifter. I can’t believe that the people of UK are still fine with financing these lazy lifestyles.

    • Rhys says:

      I can! And so many would, if given the chance )alas they have to subsidize others). When you are growing up with everyone serving you and paying for you, you expect that to be the normal.

    • Olenna says:

      True, grifters will grift, and the BRF will continue to make fools of their citizens who revere them because they are blood royals. What is really shameful is there were bitter, stupid people on SM just this week raging on about the Sussexes living in luxury in CA while owing British taxpayers money for renovations on that Frogmore travesty. One said actually said it should be “repossessed”.

  4. Lori says:

    Where does the sister and husband live? Where r they freeloading?

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Eugenie & Jack live at Ivy Cottage which is located in the Kensington Palace compound.

      • L4frimaire says:

        So do they generally live in these little cottages, then maybe upgrade once they have a kid?

      • Tealie says:

        @ L4frimaire yes I assume secretly upgraded once a day have a kid or b) when one of the elders – the Queens children dies, since they are mainly taking up these Estates.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Hi Lori. Kaiser said above, “… Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank maintain a home in London – they live in Ivy Cottage, one of the small “cottages” which are part of the Kensington Palace complex.”

      *Most of the royals are cazy lunts.

  5. TheOriginalMia says:

    Would they really want to live in that bubble when they didn’t before marriage?

    • Tealie says:

      Beatrice loves the royal lifestyle and Jack certainly didn’t marry her to be a commoner or to ‘struggle’ (obviously in the aristocratic sense, lol not struggle like a normal person) of course they would

  6. Priscila says:

    Andrew exhausted goodwill from Press and public, but we are seeing an effort of pushing the ” Blood Princess” forward with Beatrice shady romance/ marriage and, maybe, Eugenie pregnancy…

    Of course they will sign up for the social royal housing! I would be surprised if a daughter of Andrew to pay rent or – horror- get a mortgage! Andrew probably is convincing TQ to, at least, grant his daughters royal perks for the duration fo their lives.

    While I can see they needed security and that by living on royal grounds, it would be easier to manage, nothing stops them from, you know, paying some rent?

    Where is the uproar?

    Edo wants the perks, so he go on with Beatrice. I am not saying they are a marriage in paper only I am saying they are a convenient marriage they arranged themselves. Bea wanetd to get married and Edo wanted to marry well. They obviously are friends and I can see they settling into these marriages that can be described as ” companionship” or ” partnership”…

    good for them for wanting the same things in life, it is actually the basis for a successful marriage. Unfortunetly, for british taypayers, what they want is to be subsided by them. But hey, you want a monarchy, so there you have it!

    • Tealie says:

      ‘Beatrice wanted to get married and Edo wanted to get married ‘well‘’ ding! You got it!

  7. Noki says:

    Nottingham Cottage is supposedly a one bedroon home,I can understand a bachelor like Harry was,but newlyweds and a step child doesnt sound comfortable. I do wonder the real size of these cottages ,when I saw the lifetime movie it looked quite spacious.

    • Kebbie says:

      It’s two bedroom, one bath, 1,300 square feet

      • mynameispearl says:

        My little terrace house is 700sq ft so I’d be delighted with this upgrade lol! Oh to be rich enough to have this as a starter home.

  8. Sofia says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if they moved but considering how “rich” he supposedly is, surely he can afford a home for the both (well three) of them, no?

  9. Tessa says:

    Bea and Kate are said not to get along. They had some disputes. I wonder why Bea would want to live in proximity to the Cambridges.

    • BOYD says:

      Huh, Where did you get that from? without any detail I’ll dismiss this dig.

      • MaryContrary says:

        They’re obviously not close-but Kate doesn’t appear close with any of them. I think they could obviously avoid each other-look how Will and Kate avoided Harry and Meghan when they lived there.

      • Sid says:

        There have been stories for many, many years about Kate not getting along with Beatrice and Eugenie. No one on the outside can say for sure, but the old video of Eugenie giving Kate a bit of her own Commonwealth moment seems to say a lot.

      • AMM says:

        There’s been a few stories over the years. A story about the York sisters not making room for Pippa in the first row of a fashion show. An old story of Kate not inviting them to a Disco Charity bash, and once Euginie did finally get an invite from someone else they intentionally left off the dress code and Euginie was the only one who didn’t show up in a costume. Them wearing the most ridiculous hats at the Cambridge wedding allegedly in response to William and Kate not inviting their mother. Etc.

      • Lizzie says:

        I thought both Yorks and Kate were on the outs. Explaining why they wore the worlds two most hideous hats to her wedding.

      • Tealie says:

        Yes indeed the York sisters do not like Kate. There is a video from Kate’s first or second Christmas going to church with them where are Eugenie purposely walks down the stairs by Kate shoves her while kate is looking down (not In a playful way) then smirks and walks away while not even apologising and Kate staring at her. (One would almost feel sorry for Kate if she weren’t such a bitch herself) Apparently the feud started when Kate tried to bully and talk down to Eugenie and Beatrice as the older sister defends her and a shouting match starts.
        Then there is the later story where Beatrice and Eugenie were at a fashion or sporting event (some sort of public event where you sit down) and Kate and Pippa arrived (separately) and tried to bully them out of their seats so that they could sit in in front.
        The whole issue is Kate thinks she’s better than blood princesses and tries to dictate and condescend to them.
        I’m seeing her behaviour in the Commonwealth service and how she treated Meghan i would not be surprised.

      • PrincessK says:

        Beatrice doesn’t seem to be close to anyone. I think she tends to be aloof. Unlike Eugenie who was mentioned a number times in Finding Freedom Beatrice is never mentioned as being close to anyone. People say she has airs and graces like her father, and likes being a princess.

  10. MissM says:

    Edoardo has a large apartment in London, that’s where they’ve been living. Idk why they would move into a musty cottage when they are already doing better.

    • Priscila says:

      He can rent it out and cover some of his undoubtly high expenses while living rent free with all the perks of a royal property, security included.

  11. Nic919 says:

    This is where they need to start cutting off the hangers on. Adults who aren’t even working for the BRF shouldn’t be living on taxpayer funded property. It was trickier for the Queen’s cousins who did do royal work and some still do. Beatrice and Eugenie never have and should get out. The space can be used for something else.

    • Tealie says:

      Exactly I think there should be a one generation limit where the Monarch only cares for THEIR children and then their children have to provide for their children independently, because at this point where does it end some of her great cousins are still hanging on to the Royal monies.

  12. BOYD says:

    NEVER. No Royal to be cannon fodder from the UK tabloids…

  13. Murphy says:

    Living at KP is something they’ve seen as an entitlement for their adulthood their entire lives. I can’t see them willingly leaving (cheaply)

  14. Wanderlust says:

    Kate does not get on with Eugenie & Beatrice. It will be interesting to see where the York girls end up living. Frogmore is vacant as is Annabel cottage. Given the Queens favoritism for Andrew, one of them may end up in Anabel cottage, when they are pregnant and need bigger lodgings for their family of course.

    • Tealie says:

      Yep! The York sisters need to get themselves together and prepare their lives so that they can be independent, because I have no doubt that even if the whole slim down monarchy thing ceases that Kate will try and get William to cut them off as vengeance.

  15. Vanessa says:

    I wonder if the tax players and the royal watchers will complain about supporting the blood princess and a her gold digging husband . Or the complaining is only for Meghan and Harry why should Beatrice get to live rent free in royal household when she is not a working royal at all never been one . It would be karma for her and her husband to live near the Cambridge’s lets see how they like being throw under the bus to make William and Kate look good. Andrew will be ruthless leaking stories about the Cambridge’s and the Cambridge’s will be leaking stuff about Beatrice and her husband to pay the press back for helping them get rid of Meghan and Harry . I wonder if the press will started going after Beatrice step kid mother and digging up dirty about how Beatrice and her husband really gotten together because I don’t think it’s the love story that the media has been told to repeated I do think their was some funny business going on and some white washing to make Beatrice appears as not the other woman . And I don’t believe that her husband is as rich as the media keeps sayings .

    • Tessa says:

      Bea never did royal work, she got involved with a man who had recently broken off with his fiancee and mother of his son. She is praised to the skies by those who bash Meghan and Harry. And I wonder if William “watched out for his cousin” and told her to “take things slowly.” I doubt it.

  16. MrsBanjo says:

    I thought when the Sussexes announced they were leaving, they said that Frogmore would remain their UK base. Obviously they’re not going to be returning to royal work, but there will no doubt be times when they do briefly return. I would be livid if I paid out of pocket for all of the fixtures (obv not including necessary renos) to a home that was left in total disrepair before moving in, paid back the cost of renovations that I wasn’t even technically responsible for, only for Bea (herself not a working royal) her shady husband to be gifted it.

  17. Corina says:

    I am just wondering why people seemed to be using ‘blood princesses’ in a mocking way? Aren’t they blood princesses? And how come blood princes can take advantage of their status as such in an outdated system of monarchy and no one bats an eye or says much about it? Seems like more gender privilege to me.

    I know people think it is unfair how princesses who marry in are treated and the whole precedence thing in regards to blood princesses is seeing as petty. But when I think about it, it would be annoying to be in a family all about status and then be told that you are unimportant in comparison to male relatives and that your spouse won’t get half the status or fawning over from some. And then when these male relatives marry their wives are more important than you too. It would be annoying to be born into such a family and at every turn be told you are just the girl. And only important if the men are not around.

    That is why I could not go in on Anne or the Queen’s cousin when they had gripes about precedence. The precedence thing probably feels like one more concession in a family already full of elitism and male preference. And everyone makes excuses for it and the sexism because of tradition. But as soon as a woman wants to enforce some of that tradition it is a step too far. And people bring up how they are snobs and think too highly of themselves.

    • Nic919 says:

      William and Harry have been working royals and now with Harry leaving, they are gone from KP and paying Frogmore renos themselves. Beatrice and Eugenie have never been working royals and in fact are no different than Zara or Peter Phillips in this regard, except for Andrew going to his mother to keep asking for more perks. Beatrice and Eugenie are grandchildren of the monarch as much as the others and don’t deserve any better access to government supported housing than other relatives who have never done work on behalf of the queen. What’s worse is that they are full on adults and married to husbands who supposedly have a lot of money. They don’t have to stay at KP and can afford to live elsewhere.

      They should be getting rid of all the free loaders and providing the space for government purposes.

      And we can argue that William and Kate shouldn’t get anything either because they don’t work very much either, but at least in theory they are working royals if not in practice.

      • Corina says:

        Thank you for your response.

        I guess feel like royalty should not exist anymore. I am more confused about the compartmentilizing that goes on in general surrounding royal news coverage.

        So many people fawn over the Queen and call her a hard worker but I find the notion of what royals call ‘work’ to be a bit laughable and does not warrant all the extra perks and privileges they receive either.

        I guess I just find that only some get criticism/mocking etc. and others get a pass depending on who people and publications like. There is a lot of moving the goal posts for members depending on who is being ‘liked’ or ‘disliked’ in whatever situation. But it all comes down to the fact that the whole institution is outdated and a problem that should be done away with. None of them, not even the Queen should really be around living off the public like this regardless of her ‘work’.

      • Nic919 says:

        I don’t disagree with you on the uselessness of royalty. The UK should be shrinking who gets any support and who should get a job. Andrew’s daughters have not really accepted that they aren’t working royals and still try to scam things like their housing on tax payer properties.

    • Tessa says:

      I remember the sexism on some boards when Kate was pregnant with her first child. There were those hoping for a boy because some in Commonwealth would not “accept” a female monarch.

    • Tealie says:

      Because the idea that someone is ‘divinely’ more special than another because of the blood is ridiculous. ESPECIALLY with these inbreds.

  18. The Recluse says:

    So basically subsidized housing for entitled people.

  19. LRobb says:

    I believe the 2 princesses lost their taxpayer-funded security a few years ago per cutbacks from Prince Charles. If they have had security since it was paid by their father. But now without royal duties I doubt doubt he can pay for it so I dont know if they have security now.

  20. Alexandria says:

    @February-Pisces if you’re around, do a reading on these two?


    Just to point out that when William and Kate were in Wales ‘hiding out’, he was in fact working for the local air ambulance, saving lives.