Kate Middleton, Prince William To Make Anmer Hall Future ‘Permanent Base’: Source
Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly planning to move their “permanent base” from Kensington Palace to Anmer Hall. But, it is said that the plan will only take effect “when the time is right.”
Express UK reported that the claims were from a source, who spoke to Sunday Times about the matter. As stated, the royal couple, alongside their three young children, is “quite confined in what they can do in London.”
The same insider, who claimed to be a close friend of the Duke of Cambridge, also noted that the three young royals “cannot go into the park and kick a football with friends.”
This is reportedly the reason why the “friend” of the future King has tipped him and his wife that relocation to Windsor would provide “more freedom” to their family than remaining in London. It is added that they are urged to get a new home in Windsor Castle over the summer and let their children attend schools in Berkshire.
The publication explained that the location would be “convenient” for Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as their three kids, because it is close to Queen Elizabeth II. Moreover, a home on the Windsor grounds would make them close, as well, to the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents, who live in Bucklebury.
Despite these things, though, it is alleged that Prince William and Kate Middleton have already planned to make a “permanent base” at Anmer Hall. Their reported plan is to move into the residence after their children’s school years.
Per the source, the royal residence, which Queen Elizabeth II gave them upon marriage, is “so special” to the royal couple. It is also said to be the Cambridge couple’s “happy place.”
For the immediate future, however, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will reportedly remain in Kensington Palace. They, along with their three children, will reportedly retain the location as their main home in London and a site of their official offices.
People previously shared that Anmer Hall is where the Cambridge Royals usually “escape” to during holidays, weekends, and school breaks. It was also where the family spent their isolation throughout much of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An unnamed informant told the magazine that Kate Middleton typically greets guests at the estate all by herself at the door. It was also stated that “there was no formality at all,” adding that “it really was like any other family sitting down to lunch…”