Prince William and Kate Middleton acquire old and vast 'secret' estate following Queen's death

Kensington Palace has declared that the Duchy of Cornwall owns the entire Duchy Estate, including the Llwynywermod Estate

Prince William and Kate Middleton acquire old and vast 'secret' estate following Queen's death
Kate Middleton and Prince William now own the entire Duchy Estate, including the Llwynywermod Estate (R) (Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images and Ben Birchall/Getty Images)
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CARMARTHENSHIRE, WALES: With the death of Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Kate Middleton have become overnight billionaires besides gaining new royal titles and responsibilities. It has now been revealed that the Prince and Princess of Wales have also acquired a "secret" estate in a rural location in Wales.

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King Charles III had purchased a vast, old estate, located in a region of Carmarthenshire, 15 years ago. The former Prince of Wales and his wife Queen Consort Camilla frequently stayed at the peaceful farmhouse and made friends with the villagers there. The Llwynywermod Estate house on the outskirts of Myddfai, close to Llandovery, was where King Charles and Camilla Queen Consort mostly stayed during St David's Day each March, according to WalesOnline. During this time, Charles would be concerned with responsibilities primarily in Wales.

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A view of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall's private residence inside their property in Llwynywermod, near Llandovery, taken from the courtyard.   (Photo by Ben Birchall - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
A view of the Prince of Wales's private residential property in Llwynywermod, near Llandovery (Photo by Ben Birchall - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Following the passing of the Queen last month, William acquired his new royal titles Duke of Cornwall, Earl of Chester, Duke Rothesay, and Prince of Wales. With the title of Duke of Cornwall, Prince William now owns the Duchy of Cornwall, which is a private property created in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward, to enjoy independence. The Duke of Cornwall is hence always the eldest surviving son of the ruling monarch.

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With this, Kensington Palace has declared that the Duchy of Cornwall owns the entire Duchy Estate, including the Llwynywermod Estate. The Duchy of Cornwall purchased the estate in 2007 for an alleged price of £1.2 million ($1.34 million). The estate, which consists of three cottages, a Grade-II listed barn, and the main house amidst 192 acres of Welsh countryside, was frequently used by Charles and Camilla when Queen Elizabeth II was ruling. 

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Before choosing Llwynywermod, Charles is said to have spent up to 40 years looking for the ideal country retreat. Today, families and couples seeking a quiet getaway can rent out some of Llwynywermod. Myddfai citizens have praised the new King since the Queen's death. They claim that he would quietly attend church on Sunday mornings, donate items for community raffles, and also inaugurated the new village hall.

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When William was stationed there as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot between 2010 and 2013, the couple had resided for three years in Anglesey, in north Wales. The New Prince and Princess of Wales who have three permanent residences in England, recently relocated to Adelaide Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle with their three children. They have sworn to visit Wales frequently since receiving their titles, including a trip to Cardiff before Christmas, so they obviously have a soft spot for the place. They reportedly spent time in Anglesey and Swansea last week and are reportedly keen to promote Wales on their new platform.

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