Tam-Na-Ghar cottage, housed on Balmoral Estate grounds, was gifted to William, 38, by the Queen Mother before her death in 2002. The Cambridges spend most of their time in Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall – but they fell in love with the cottage while they were students at St Andrew’s University.
Their third home is one of 150 buildings on the 50,000 acre estate – and is said to be a place where “many royal relationships have blossomed”, including their own.
Tam-Na-Ghar is located close to Birkhall, which is Prince Charles and Camilla’s Balmoral residence.
The couple told friends at university they had some of their best times at Tam-Na-Ghar cottage.
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Penny Junor, royal expert, said on the Channel 5 documentary Secrets of Royal Palaces how William and Kate’s relationship “blossomed” at the cottage.
She said “there is an enormous freedom” at Tam-Na-Ghar that the couple enjoyed.
Glynis Barber, narrator of the documentary, added: “It’s the one palace they can almost guarantee privacy which is probably why so many royal relationships have blossomed there.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent time there when Kate was first being introduced to the family.”
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The last time the Duke and Duchess visited the cottage was with their children during 2019, where Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis visited for a summer holiday.
No photos of the cottages have been released due to strict privacy requirements for the estate.
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The Cambridge royals stayed in Anmer Hall, Norfolk, for the UK’s third coronavirus lockdown.
Sources close to the couple said they were originally looking to return to Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace after spending Christmas in Norfolk, but the lockdown curbed the plans.
A Palace source said to the Daily Mirror they will stay at Anmer Hall for “the foreseeable future”.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK