Prince William and Kate 'relocating to four-bedroom Cottage on Windsor Estate'
The Duke and Duchess and their children George, Charlotte and Louis are reportedly set to move house later this summer
Prince William and Kate are reportedly set to relocate from their family home in Kensington, to a four-bedroomed cottage on the Windsor, in a move scheduled for later this summer.
The couple and their family will move to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor estate in Berkshire, in order to be closer to the Queen.
Prince George, eight, Charlotte, seven and Louis, four, are all expected to move to a local school, when the academic term commences in September.
A source spoke to the Sun saying: "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."
Their new home requires no costly refurbishments or added security arrangements, unlike his brother Prince Harry, who splashed £2.6million to renovate nearby Frogmore Cottage.
The move follows intensifying speculation on whether or not the senior royal would move from their Norfolk home, Amner Hall, to the Windsor estate.
The couple had been planning to relocate to the Windsor estate, in a bid to bring their children up in the countryside.
William and Kate will also be near the Duchess's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, who play an active role in bringing up their grandchildren.
The couple surveyed several properties on the Windsor estate including Frogmore House, which is now used for royal functions but would need a great deal of work and money to turn into a family home, and Fort Belvedere.
But Adelaide Cottage, which had been used as a grace-and-favour home for royal staff and family friends in recent years, appeared to be amongst the couples favourites after their shortlist was whittled down to one.
Located at the centre of the Crown Estate’s private 655-acre royal park, Adelaide Cottage was constructed in 1831 as a retreat for William IV’s wife Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen.
The cottage is notably a favourite of Queen Victoria, who reportedly enjoyed taking her breakfast there.
The most famous former resident is the late Princess Margaret’s ex-beau, Group Captain Peter Townsend, whose affair with the Queen’s sister erupted in a national scandal.
It has long been reported that the couple could one day move into Windsor Castle.
The Queen has spent much of her time at the Berkshire castle following the death of her beloved Prince Philip in 2021.