Kate Middleton and Prince William ‘Look’ at Properties Closer to the Queen, Source Says | Royal

Kate Middleton and Prince William ‘Look’ at Properties Closer to the Queen, Source Says | Royal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are reportedly considering moving to Windsor to spend more time with Queen Elizabeth II, 95. A source told the Mail on Sunday that William and Kate had “considered” appropriate options for bringing their three young children.

The Cambridges currently split their time between Kensington Palace in London and Anmer Hall on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
However, the 115-mile drive between their London and Norfolk homes created problems for the family.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: ‘Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmas in Sandringham, but it doesn’t really work anymore.

“It’s a bit too far for the weekends, but Windsor is a perfect compromise.

“They are considering options in the area. “

A move to Windsor, just 25 miles west of Kensington Palace, would also bring Kate and her children closer to their grandparents.
Michael, 72, and Carole Middleton, 66, also live in the royal county of Berkshire, in the village of Bucklebury.

When William lived near Windsor Castle during his time at Eton College, the Duke of Cambridge often enjoyed his Sunday lunches with the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Majesty is also expected to continue to visit her Scottish Balmoral retreat during the summer break.

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One property that would have been shortlisted by the Cambridges is Fort Belvedere.

The Grade II listed home is located at the southern tip of the 5,000 acre Windsor Great Park in Egham.

In 1936, after living at Fort Belvedere for five years, King Edward VIII signed his letters of abdication in the house in North Surrey.

Queen Elizabeth’s uncle once said that you can see St Paul’s “with a spyglass” on a clear day atop the tower of Fort Belvedere.


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