“The relocation will bring the family closer to the queen, as she spends long periods in Berkshire alone with the staff after the death of Prince Philip, due to her mobility problems,” said a palace source.
The prince William and his wife Kate Middleton with their three children are going to move to the “Adelaide Cottage” in Windsor in the middle of summer, a palace source revealed to the Daily Mail.
“The relocation will bring the family closer to the queen, as she did after his death Prince Philip spends long periods in Berkshire alone with the staff, due to her mobility problems.
It is said that the queen continues to assign to William additional royal duties and that they communicate several times a week. The whole family also spends a lot of time with her. The death of Prince Philip in April 2021 played an important role in this decision.
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The source added that “the prince is the only one who could make such a decision. The loss of the Duke of Edinburgh has left a big gap in the family. He was a great advisor to him, while he is very protective with his grandmother “.
The property was built in 1831 in the heart of a royal estate of 655 acres and is located a short distance from St. George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle.
Renovated in 2015, so no other costly renovations or additional insurance with taxpayer funding are required. The Sun reported that there were no domestic staff in William and Kate’s new home.
The royal house allows the family to have much more freedom than their apartments in Kensington Palace, and is just a 45-minute drive from Kate’s parents.
The couple currently spends their time between their London base, where they have their offices, and their holiday home, the Anmer Hall in Norfolk. This second house was Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gift.