William and Kate are moving! The Cambridge family, who have been in the spotlight during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities, are moving from central London and affluent Kensington to the countryside on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The couple will drop off their boxes this summer at Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire. A strategic move made to get closer to the Queen but also to the parents of Kate Middleton.
Eight-year-old George, seven-year-old Charlotte and four-year-old Louis will start school together in the fall at a new school nearby.
According to the Sun newspaper, William and Kate are moving into this royal residence consisting of 4 bedrooms, in which there will be no need for renovations, the cottage having been recently renovated in 2015. According to the Sun newspaper, the couple aspires to a life more simple. There will be no house staff residing with them.
Built in 1831, this mansion nestled in vast Windsor Park is just a short walk from St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle. Sources close to the family suggest the Cambridges wanted to be closer to the Queen, 96, who has suffered episodic mobility issues in recent months and also ensure a good school for their three children.
A source told The Sun: “Kate and William were very keen on a modest home to start their new life in Windsor. Adelaide Cottage fits the bill as it is a four bedroom house and they don’t need more as they have no home staff. They had no other requests than a pleasant family home close to schools and the Queen. They were adamant that they didn’t want anything flashy or anything that needed updating or extra security so it wouldn’t be a burden on the taxpayer.”
Meanwhile, the Cambridges will also keep their residence at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, located near Sandringham Castle where the Queen traditionally spends the Christmas holidays. This residence is going to be kept as a country family retreat and they will also use their apartments at Kensington Palace as their offices.