Prince William & Kate Middleton Had 'Tense' Time Settling Into New Home After Queen Elizabeth's Death

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Oct. 12 2022, Published 1:20 p.m. ET

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Kate Middleton and Prince William weren't expecting to deal with Queen Elizabeth's death when they moved into their new home this summer.

"Things were very tense that week; it was not exactly the settling-in period they had hoped for," a source told People.

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The pair relocated with their three children — Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — from London's Kensington Palace to Adelaide Cottage.

"They love that the kids can go out on their bikes and cycle around the estate, and they are all really excited to meet everyone," a friend revealed about their new area. "It's a real little community."

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As The Royal Observer previously reported, the duo uprooted for a specific reason.

"Since the Megxit moment of almost 18 months ago, the Cambridges have been trying to redefine themselves and elevate their public images," Dr. Ed Owens explained to The Express. "The problem with being at Anmer Hall was that they were pretty out of the public eye."

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"Obviously they’ve always had their apartments at Kensington Palace, that’s been their London base, but moving to the South East and the Windsor area represents an opportunity to elevate their public image, to make themselves more visible," he added. "They’re clearly trying to associate themselves with the Queen, present themselves as supportive individuals and also associate themselves with this very historic site that’s been important for the monarchy for a long time."

Since the beginning of this year, rumors swirled that the pair were open to trying something new.

"It’s where Kate was raised and the place they feel most comfortable as a family whenever they go to visit which is a lot more often than people realize," the source shared with Us Weekly. "The country life suits them so much better in terms of the pace and environment, plus it’s not too far from London when they need to commute."

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