Kate Middleton and Prince William Have Reportedly Found a New Home 10 Minutes Away from Queen Elizabeth
Prince William and Kate Middleton are officially moving! Previous reports noted that the pair planned to move out of Kensington Palace and choose a home close to Queen Elizabeth, who lives in Windsor Castle, as soon as possible—and, as it turns out, the royals might officially be in the same neighborhood altogether. Sources close the royal couple shared that they will likely move to Windsor, Berkshire, this summer, Marie Claire reports. If so, the couple will be close to the Queen and Kate's parents, who live in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
According to The Sun, Prince William and Kate have also decided on lodgings: They will move into Adelaide cottage, where Queen Victoria once loved to have breakfast and tea. This residence was originally built by King William IV in 1831 for his wife Queen Adelaide—and is located about 10 minutes away from the Queen's current dwelling, The Sun reports.
Queen Adelaide stopped using this cottage after the passing of her husband King William IV, according to royal researchers. Most recently, Simon Rhodes, the son of Margaret Rhodes, who is the first cousin of the Queen and a Lady in Waiting to the Queen Mother, lived in the residence during 2018.
This move should be a positive one for the royal couple, Marie Claire reported in January, citing that royal expert Kate Nicholl told OK! magazine that "neither William nor 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." Their children have informed their decision, too: "The older their children get, the more apparent this has become. They love being at Anmer," noted Nicholl. "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."
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