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Harry and Meghan's £2.5m country bolthole where they entertain their A-list friends in a 300-yea

This is the first picture of the £2.5million country hideaway the Duke and Duchess of Sussex use to host several A-list friends, including the likes of George and Amal Clooney and Serena Williams, Daily Mail reported.

The Cotswold farmhouse is a historic retreat in the Oxfordshire hills and is preferred by the couple to Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in West London.

Meghan's mother Doria Ragland has also visited the farmhouse, which dates back to the 18th century and comes with four bedrooms and a staff cottage. The couple are renting the property for two years, starting last May.

Harry and Meghan acquired a two-year lease in May last year and moved in before their wedding. They are believed to be keeping the property when they move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor ahead of their child's birth.

Huge renovations are needed at Frogmore to bolster security, which could cost the taxpayer as much as £5million and take considerable time.

Meghan is said to be supervising the overhaul during her pregnancy. She is due to give birth to her and Harry's first child in late-March or early April.

The Cotswold estate is made up of a four-bedroom converted barn and a two-bedroom outhouse for staff or guests.

The main house has both a downstairs and upstairs kitchen and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside, four acres of which are included in the estate.

There is a large dining room and an outdoor seating area complete with patio heaters for entertaining guests on summer evenings.

It is also located near Meghan's favourite countryside retreat Soho Farmhouse and the homes of a number of their celebrity friends, including David and Victoria Beckham.

According to the Sun, a friend said: 'It's a fabulous place with stunning views and extraordinarily private.

'It's set in a small bowl of beautiful countryside so is not overlooked in any way.

'Meghan adores the area. She and Harry love walking the dogs there, and they can entertain their friends in complete solitude.'

Newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas have also visited the property.

The picture of the estate shows the farmhouse and smaller cottage after renovation work was completed in 2011 and was published on a freely-accessible and public document.

Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian

Meanwhile, the Duchess has commissioned huge renovations to their new home at Frogmore Cottage, which sits in the grounds of Frogmore House and the larger Windsor Estate.

The main concern is security to protect them at the 19th-century property, with sources claiming there is currently 'none at all'.

The Grade-II listed cottage is just 200 yards from the publicly accessible Long Walk, triggering major concerns about the couple's privacy.

Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe told The Mirror late last year: 'The costs of building and security arrangements could balloon to £5million in the first year.

'There is no protection at Frogmore, there is no one living there. There are costs of at least two or three private protection officers and to make sure the estate is policed adequately by Thames Valley Police.

'There will have to be major reviews of the security surrounding that property, exposed on virtually every side.'

Amal and George Clooney

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My view: Meghan Markle has changed Prince Harry into a hardhearted human being just like her. She is still refusing to call her father and arrogant Harry is enjoying the fact that Thomas Markle is suffering in silence. Harry and Meg are showbiz humanitarian too pointlessly arrogant, it'll costs the mean duo nothing to call Thomas Markle, especially his daughter, the former C-list actress cruella MM, who is unbelievably stone-hearted. In an interview with a US magazine in 2017 Prince Harry said, “We are involved in modernising the British Monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves, but for the greater good of the people,” he told Newsweek.“Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we’ll carry out our duties at the right time.”nobody is interested in becoming the king but the job has to be done". Well with your gross attitude towards your brother William on Christmas day, no eye contact, nothing, it's clear that Harry and Meghan wants to be more relevant than William and Kate, acting like king and queen of reality stars. Stop ignoring Thomas Markle, man up and call him after all you used to be a kind-hearted humanitarian before cruella MM.

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