Kate Middleton & Prince William Are Planning To Relocate To One Of Queen Elizabeth's Secret Homes, Source Claims
It looks like Kate Middleton and Prince William could be moving to one of Queen Elizabeth's secret homes on her Windsor Estate, it has been reported.
The couple, who currently split their time between Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall, may be heading to Fort Belvedere, a.k.a. "The Fort," which has a tennis court and swimming pool.
"Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham but it doesn’t really work any more," an insider revealed to the Mail on Sunday. "It’s [Anmer Hall] a little too far away for weekends but Windsor is a perfect compromise."
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Expert Katie Nicholl believes that Kate, 40, William, 39, and their three children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — would have more space and be closer to the city.
"Neither William or Kate have ever been London people and have never enjoyed the chaos of the city. Whilst their home at Kensington Palace is highly secure, they have often felt overlooked and that they lacked privacy. The older their children get, the more apparent this has become," she said.
"They love being at Anmer," Nicholl added. "But they need a base that is close to the capital so they can easily return for public engagements and events. Windsor seems like the ideal situation."
According to royal commentator Daniela Elder, she claims the 95-year-old monarch has been "discussing" the move with her grandson and his wife, and she seems to be on board.
As The Royal Observer previously reported, the duo had been interested in moving to Windsor for quite some time.
"It might be several reasons they'd want to move. One to help the Queen. Two, to be near Kate's parents and three, If Prince George goes to Eton, they'll be close to the school," Susan Logue said on Us Weekly's "Royally Us" podcast. "I can actually see them moving to Windsor or onto the property somewhere close to the Castle."