Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Reportedly Moving (Again) Into Queen Elizabeth's Former Home

The Prince and Princess of Wales are expected to move for a second time this year—but will delay the relocation to give their children some time to settle into school.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
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Over the past few months, much has changed for Prince William and Kate Middleton. In addition to being named the new Prince and Princess of Wales in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death, the couple also recently moved out of Kensington Palace in London and into Adelaide Cottage in Windsor. But it seems as though another major change is on the horizon for the royal duo—they're moving (again!).

The pair's initial move was made largely in part to be closer to the late monarch, who previously changed addresses from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle due to reported mobility issues. However, another major reason for the Prince and Princess of Wales' relocation was their three children; they wanted George, Charlotte, and Louis to attend the best schools the United Kingdom has to offer.

Despite just recently making the transition into their new estate, the newly-appointed King Charles III, who assumed the throne just under a week ago, wants the family to move into Windsor Castle—Queen Elizabeth's final residence—the Daily Mail reports. This reportedly has to do with the duo's upgraded titles; William and Kate were elevated from Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall to the Prince and Princess of Wales this week.

Although the move into Windsor Castle appears to be inevitable, both the Prince and Princess of Wales want to delay the relocation for the time being. According to The Telegraph, putting a pause on moving will give their children time to settle into their heir new school, Lambrook, which they began attending just one day before Queen Elizabeth's passing.

"They won't be starting from scratch when it comes to decisions on what happens to all of the royal properties, because there have been lots of conversations about that over the years, but things can change when family dynamics are taken into account and they will want as little disruption to their children's lives as possible right now," a source told the outlet.

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