Kate and Prince William have chosen a particular property in Windsor that is “steeped in history.”
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are rumored to be pondering a relocation away from London, with reports suggesting the couple is now considering a Windsor property “steeped in history.”
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William presently reside in Kensington Palace’s Apartment 1A with their three children. The couple has also been given permission to use Anmer Hall, a country house in Norfolk where they spent the most of the first lockdown with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. However, rumors have circulated that the Cambridges are considering relocating to Windsor in order to be closer to the Queen, with observers speculating on which houses could be suitable for the family of five.
According to the French magazine Gala, Fort Belvedere is a strong contender to become Kate and William’s Windsor headquarters.
The home, which is located in Shrubs Hills, is described as “steeped in history” and “intimately associated with the history of the present Royal Family,” according to the journal.
Prior to his accession to the throne, King Edward VIII resided at Fort Belvedere.
During Edward’s reign, the house was completely refurbished and became a popular party venue.
Wallis Simpson, Edward’s lover and eventual wife, moved in and only left after receiving a series of threatening notes.
In December 1936, Wallis left the residence, a week before King Edward VIII signed the abdication papers at the same location.
“Anmer Hall made sense when William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and he was handy for Christmases at Sandringham, but it doesn’t really function anymore,” a source told the Daily Mail about Kate and Prince William’s prospective transfer to Windsor.
“On weekends, it’s a little too far, but Windsor is a great balance. They’re considering possibilities in the area.”
However, earlier this year, observers speculated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would wait until Prince Charles is king before leaving Kensington Palace.
When Prince Charles succeeds the Queen, it is expected that he will keep Clarence House as his official house, leaving Buckingham Palace free to new occupants.
“Once Prince William becomes King, their residence will change,” The List reported.
“Obviously, they’ll continue to live in a palace, but their upgrading will be much larger and more prestigious.”
“The family could actually move to Buckingham Palace,” they claimed. “Brinkwire Summary News”.