Prince William and his family leave London for Windsor

Prince William and his wife Kate will leave central London to settle in the more idyllic area of ​​Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II resides, a decision dictated by the interests of their children, their services announced on Monday .

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move into Adelaide Cottage, a house near the castle, 35km west of the capital.

In this pavilion, the family will be close to the 96-year-old sovereign, including 70 years of reign, underlined a source close to the couple, who have previously lived at Kensington Palace.


“It’s a decision both parents made to give their children the ‘as normal’ start in life that they can,” said a source close to the couple, quoted by the Press Association agency.

“They wanted to give George, Charlotte and Louis a little more freedom than in central London,” the same source said.

Nine-year-old George is third in line to the throne after his grandfather Charles (73) and his father William.

He, his sister Charlotte (7 years old) and brother Louis (4 years old) are educated in a private school on 21 hectares.

Lambrook, 20 minutes’ drive from Windsor, offers boarding school but the two eldest siblings will be day students.

The couple is paying for the rent of the Adelaide Cottage on the royal estate and the move out of their own pocket, as well as their three children’s school fees, which are estimated at £53,000 ($81,339) a year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, will nonetheless retain their headquarters in Kensington, a place of work and representation like Buckingham Palace for the Queen.


They also enjoy two other properties: Anmer Hall, a ten bedroom residence in Norfolk (East), and Tam-Na-Ghar, a holiday home near the Royal Castle of Balmoral in Scotland.

The formalization of the move to Windsor, which has been rumored for months, coincides with the 25th anniversary of the death of William’s mother, Princess Diana, in a road accident in Paris.

His younger brother Harry lives in the United States with his wife Meghan and their two young children.

According to the YouGov Institute, William, who has been increasingly out in public while Queen Elizabeth has had to be less active due to failing health, is the most popular of the “Royals” behind his grandmother with 66% positive opinions.

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