Prince William and Kate Middleton moved to Kensington Palace in 2017. Before this, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge resided in Nottingham Cottage after they tied the knot in 2011. Two years later, Prince William and Middleton moved into Princess Margaret’s former home, Apartment 1A.
Prince William Kate Middleton Eyeing Fort Belvedere As Their New Home
According to recent reports, Prince William and Middleton are planning to move houses soon. And the royal couple is reportedly eyeing Fort Belvedere in Windsor Great Park as their new home.
This came in the heels of reports that Queen Elizabeth will also be residing in Windsor Castle permanently. She had been staying there for quite some time during the pandemic, but previous reports claimed that she would return to Buckingham Palace after the ongoing renovations are completed.
However, there was a change in plans recently because a palace spokesperson revealed that the queen will continue to stay at Windsor Castle.
So, if Prince William and Middleton’s move to Fort Belvedere would push through, this means that they would be closer to the queen. The royal couple can easily come to the queen’s rescue in the event that something happens to her.
Prince William, Kate Middleton Could Relocate To Cumberland Lodge
However, there are also claims that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be eyeing another property close to Windsor.
Woman’s Day, in its March 14 issue, claimed that Fort Belvedere still has some occupants so Prince William and Middleton cannot move into the property. As such, they are, allegedly, eyeing the Cumberland Lodge. The massive property is just a short drive away from the queen’s current home.
“It’s ideal for the Cambridges who want to position themselves in a secure country home where the kids can have a normal upbringing out of the spotlight and that’s also close enough to London for their own work. It’s been a plan of theirs for a while, so they can be all settled by the time Prince George is ready to attend Eton College, which is in the same area. But they’re speeding it up because William and Kate are anxious to be closer to the queen after her recent bout of ill health. They just need to find the right place, and Cumberland Lodge so far ticks all the boxes,” an unnamed source said.
Prince William, Kate Middleton Could Move To Berkshire
In January, a source also told The Telegraph that Prince William and Middleton want to relocate to Berkshire. After all, the couple has started to feel cooped up in London. So, relocating to the countryside makes perfect sense for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
During a recent interview, royal author Ingrid Seward also said that a move was a possibility for Prince William and Middleton. After all, they have reportedly been looking at schools in the Windsor area for their children.
“There are a lot of very good schools around Windsor. There's one that's a co-educational school with weekly boarding. That's the one I think they'll probably be attracted to. They're in a fortunate position in that they don't have to decide right now. They've got time to see how Prince George turns out,” Seward said.
Prince William, Kate Middleton Have Not Finalized Their Plans
Royal author Katie Nicholl, on the other hand, said that Prince William and Middleton’s decision will be impacted by how much traffic they need to bear on a daily basis.
“Both William and Kate are very hands-on with the school runs. Whilst it may seem like a short drive, they have both found traffic to be a huge factor. Sometimes it can take an hour to get the kids to school and make their way back, and that's a long time out of their days,” she said.
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