The Cambridges are based at Kensington Palace, west London, where they have spent the majority of their time since Prince Louis was born in 2018.
And they also have Anmer Hall, the royal couple’s country residence in Norfolk, where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were raised, the Express reports.
But there’s also a more distant house, a three-bedroom cottage, which they have on the 50,000-acre Balmoral Estate in Scotland which is so private that few photos exist.
The house, called Chalet Tam-Na-Ghar, was gifted to Prince William by his late great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, shortly before her death in 2002, CambridgeshireLive reported.
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Queen Balmoral’s Estate in Scotland sees members of the Royal Family come and go all summer long.
Located in Aberdeenshire, the Monarch’s Holiday Home is regularly visited by William and Kate as well as their children George, Charlotte and Louis.
During their visit they have the option of a private getaway which William and Kate have reportedly used since they were students at St Andrew’s University and friends said they had their happiest times there.
“The Queen has a lot of guests coming and to take the pressure off the Cambridges are likely to stay at the chalet,” a Vanity Fair source said during a visit in 2019.
“It could have additional benefits for everyone as it means more space in the castle. “
There are 150 buildings in total on the Balmoral Estate, including the main Balmoral Castle, as well as Birkhall, which is owned by Prince Charles.
William and Kate are expected to make more use of their Scottish and Norfolk homes in the future, royal author Katie Nicholl said.
“Summer vacation in Anmer is the perfect way for Kate and William to unwind,” she told OK!
“If there are royal engagements for them, they will be rare.
“While in the past we’ve seen the couple enjoy more lavish ski vacations or sunnier climates, they’ve taken a more traditional royal approach and instead spent their time in royal residences in the UK.
“This could obviously be the result of Covid’s travel restrictions, but I also think Kate and William are turning into future king and queen and therefore adopt more traditional practices. “