Prince William and Kate's move to modest Windsor home will mean no live-in nanny for the first time
'It's supposed to be almost like a little schoolhouse, so it's really unprecedented that they're making this choice'
WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE: According to reports, Prince William and Kate will relocate from Kensington in West London to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor this summer in order to be nearer to the Queen. The Cambridges' relocation to a four-bedroom house means they will, for the first time in their children's lives, not have a live-in nanny, according to royal experts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie, who run the podcast 'Royally Obsessed'. The hosts spoke about the royal move on their latest podcast, adding, “They're supposedly moving into Adelaide cottage which is such a downsize. It's really low-key - just four bedrooms supposedly. It's supposed to be almost like a little schoolhouse, so it's really unprecedented that they're making this choice.”
The house was formerly occupied by Peter Townsend, Princess Margaret's 1950s love interest who she was unable to wed because of his divorce. Adelaide Cottage is a gift of grace and favor that the Queen may give to anybody she chooses. Earlier this year, a source told The Sun, "Kate and William were very keen for a modest home to start their new lives in Windsor.”
"Adelaide Cottage fits the bill because it is a four-bedroom home and they do not need any more as they have no live-in staff. They were adamant they didn’t want anything too showy or anything that needed renovating or extra security so as not to be a burden on the taxpayer,” the source added while claiming, "They will pay rent from their private account. All they need to do is move in some of their treasured furniture and possessions. The whole family is looking forward to moving in this summer and starting a new chapter in their lives together in Windsor."
Meanwhile, according to Daily Mail, regarding the sudden royal move, royal experts said, “There is a lot of uproar because Robert Jobson was saying that the Cambridges had £12 million worth of renovations done to Kensington Palace 1A to make it family-oriented and livable for them and their kids. The promise was that they'd be there for the long haul.” Kensington Palace has been the Cambridges’ main residence since 2017, having moved from their country home in Anmer Hall, Norfolk.
According to The Telegraph the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move to Adelaide Cottage in September. pic.twitter.com/twiAQ9Umf8— DuchessofOxford (@DuchessOfOxford) June 15, 2022
While the Queen is now residing at the main castle, Prince Andrew resides at Royal Lodge on the Windsor grounds. In order to make the transfer, Charlotte and George will be removed from their current prep school in south London's Battersea. Additionally, it is anticipated that Kate and William would enroll their children in a Windsor school. Louis is expected to join them as they both enrolled at the same Berkshire high school. One family friend claimed William and Kate intend to make Anmer Hall their permanent home once the kids have finished school, referring to it as their ‘happy place.’