Prince Harry’s book reveals he was green with envy over his brother’s lavish palace apartment

Another revelation in the book ‘Spare,’ Prince Harry‘s long-awaited and controversial autobiography due out Tuesday, notes that he was dead envious of the luxurious royal apartment his brother William and his wife, Kate Middleton, lived in.

Harry notes that while his brother and sister-in-law lived in a “magnificent” apartment, he and Meghan Markle made do at first in a cramped cottage with Ikea furniture.

After their wedding, William had an “Apartment 1A.”

In his book, Harry complains that although the apartments they each lived in after their respective weddings are located on the grounds of Kensington Palace, the one he and Meghan were given at Nottingham Cottage was of much lower quality than William and Kate’s lavish “Apartment 1A.”

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“The wallpaper, the ceiling moldings, the walnut bookshelves filled with volumes of peaceful colors, priceless works of art. Magnificent. Like a museum,” was how Harry described his brother’s home.

“We congratulated them on the renovation without holding back compliments as we cringed at our IKEA lamps and the secondhand sofa we had recently bought on sale with Meg’s credit card on”

The aforementioned 1A apartment has 20 rooms, and has been William and Kate’s London base. The home was refurbished with $5 million of taxpayer money in 2016, but William and Kate paid for the fixtures and furnishings themselves.

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Harry and Meghan’s was a modest two-bedroom house

Harry relates that, in contrast, Nottingham Cottage where he and Markle began their married life, is a modest two-bedroom home. Even Oprah Winfrey was surprised at how small when she visited them for tea, as featured in the Netflix series ‘Harry & Meghan’.

Harry and Meghan later moved out of ten-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor estate.