The Queen’s Housewarming Gift to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Is Above and Beyond
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Published Feb 4, 2019 12:25 PM
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The Duke and Duchess and Sussex visited Bristol on Friday to meet members of the public, learn more about the city’s rich cultural history and visit organisations that support communities most in need. Find out more on their visit on @KensingtonRoyal. ?PA / @kensingtonroyal.
Housewarming gifts can be tricky, especially if you’re determined to buy art for someone else. On one hand, you want your present to be thoughtful and original, and on the other, it should be something that goes well with the rest of their home decor. Only those with superior taste in art—say, the Queen of England—can truly feel confident in their gift-giving skills.
In anticipation of the arrival of their first child in late April, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to finish renovations at their new home in Windsor soon. Along with putting the final touches on their eco-conscious nursery (vegan paint and all), Vanity Fair reports that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will also be adorning the walls of Frogmore Cottage with priceless artworks sourced from the Royal Art Collection.
“Meghan and Harry have been told they can choose some artwork for Frogmore Cottage,” a palace insider recently told Vanity Fair. “They have been presented with a list of paintings that would be available to them and they are making up their minds as to what they would like to hang in their new home.”
The Royal Art Collection is the largest collection of privately owned art in the world and consists of over one million pieces, including six Rembrandts, at least 600 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, and various contemporary works by artists like Andy Warhol and Anish Kapoor. Suffice it to say, this is one housewarming gift the couple won’t want to return.
While there’s no telling which pieces Meghan and Harry will select for Frogmore Cottage, here are three no-fail ways the royal duo can display their invaluable treasures at home.
A gallery wall is a great way to display all the art you love in one place. Assuming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have amassed a plethora of art between them over the years, this classic solution might be the best fix for the to-be family of three.
While the duo may want to exhibit their priceless pieces with a bit more care, this leaning look is a surefire way to bring a sense of casualness to pieces that might otherwise be perceived as stuffy.
Prime a dramatic, large-scale painting or framed print for impact by displaying it solo above the living room sofa, bed, or fireplace mantel.
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