He told The Sun: “William and Kate are going to have their hands full this summer as they move home to be nearer the Queen and settle the kids into a new school.
“But I think they are ready for the next chapter in their lives.”
Kate and William are believed to have chosen to move into Adelaide Cottage this summer, a four-bedroom on the grounds of the Windsor estate.
The Duke and Duchess and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will move in without live-in staff, it has been reported.
Kate and Prince William are reportedly moving to Windsor this summer
Kate and Prince William with their children on June 2
This residence was built in 1831 for Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV.
In its recent history, this Grade-II listed home has been used mostly by courtiers and has counted among its most famous tenants Group Captain Peter Townsend, who had a relationship with Princess Margaret.
As it’s located in Windsor Home Park, this home is just a short walk away from Windsor Castle, which since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 has become the Queen’s main residence.
The closeness to Her Majesty was surely considered a plus by Kate and William, who have been taking on a growing number of responsibilities within the Firm and have been stepping up to the plate to represent the sovereign since she started experiencing episodic mobility issues last autumn.
Kate and Prince William have been tipped to move into Adelaide Cottage
Adelaide Cottage would also present another plus for the Duchess, as it is much closer than Kensington Palace to her the home of her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, in Bucklebury.
Kate and William’s move to Windsor would come as the Duchess’ sister Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews have reportedly invested £15million to buy a property in Berkshire.
Finally, Kate and William’s rumoured move to Windsor is unlikely to have a financial impact on the public, as Adelaide Cottage was fully renovated in 2015 and is virtually ready for its new tenants.
The Duke and Duchess are not believed to give up their current residence in London following their relocation.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte heading to Thomas’s Battersea in September 2019
Kate and Prince William have three children
Rather, they will continue to use it as their working office.
Similarly, Kate and William will reportedly retain the home, donated to them by the Queen, in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.
While it was their main base until 2017, when Prince William quit as a helicopter pilot at East Anglia Air Ambulance to become a full-time working royal, the Cambridges have been using their beloved residence in Sandringham as their countryside retreat.
The reported move to Windsor by Kate and William will also likely prompt their children to change school.
Their youngest sibling, Prince Louis, started attending Willcocks Nursery School – just a short walk away from Kensington Palace – in 2021.
Over the past months, Kate and William reportedly visited Lambrook School in Berkshire, tipped to become the next preparatory school to be attended by George and Charlotte this autumn.
This institute has the perk to be just a 15-minute drive away from Adelaide Cottage, which would allow the Cambridges to still do the school run and remain involved in their children’s education.
Kate and Prince William were accompanied by Princess Charlotte to the Commonwealth Games last week
Kate, William and their children are believed to have already taken a break from royal duties and to have spent almost a fortnight in July on the Isles of Scilly.
Last week, they sparked a frenzy as they headed to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games, accompanied by their seven-year-old daughter.
Today, royal fans are hoping to catch a glimpse of the Cambridges once again, as the Games come to an end.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK