'This Is Disgraceful': Kate Middleton & Prince William Under Fire For Taking Up A Fourth Home
While Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three kids are surely excited to move into their new Windsor home, some are criticizing the change of scenery.
"A fourth home for the Cambridges is a reminder the royals don't suffer from the cost of living crisis and a looming recession in the same way as the rest of us," noted BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt.
Aside from their new abode, the family-of-five have their Amner Hall property in Norfolk, and they'll also keep their digs at Kensington Palace. William also has a spot at Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral Estate.
The news also rattled the anti-monarchy group Republic.
"All these palatial homes require round-the-clock protection, heating and staffing," noted the group's CEO Graham Smith. "While ordinary households are struggling with their energy bills and facing crippling inflation, why are we giving yet another home to William and Kate? This is disgraceful."
Meanwhile, a source for the Cambridges insisted that they are "absolutely" aware of the potential global financial crisis, but the move was out of necessity.
"It's something they have thought long and hard about and this is a decision they have not taken lightly. It would have been extremely difficult for them to continue on as senior working royals if they were based in Norfolk," explained the insider. "What they have basically done allows them to put the kids first, but also to continue on doing what they do all day, every day."
Aside from settling in a new home, their kids Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, will all be attending the same new school, Berkshire's Lambrook School.
The institution is far from ordinary, boasting an indoor swimming pool, soccer field and a horseback riding club, which is perfect for the outdoorsy brood.
The family released a statement via a Kensington palace spokesman that stated, "Their Royal Highnesses are hugely grateful to Thomas’s Battersea, where George and Charlotte have had a happy start to their education since 2017 and 2019, respectively, and are pleased to have found a school for all three of their children which shares a similar ethos and values."
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