Home sweet home. Prince WilliamDuchess Kate have a new humble abode in Windsor, England — and it will be close to Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty, 96 (pictured above), moved from Buckingham Palace, London, to Windsor Castle, in the countryside, earlier this year. According to BBC, Adelaide Cottage is a mere 10-minute walk from Her Majesty’s residence. Exclusively told by insiders Us Weekly earlier in the summer that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were moving to be closer to both the queen and Duchess Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton.
“The whole family [is]They are thrilled to be moving to Windsor, and not just because it will make them closer to their families. [Queen Elizabeth II] but it’s a perfect happy medium that brings them closer to London than if they chose to settle full time in Berkshire or Anmer Hall,” a source explained in June.
Both William and Kate, 40, will keep their vacation home Anmer Hall, Norfolk, and their Kensington Palace apartment, London, which was moved into in 2013. However, the couple, who married in April 2011, and their children — Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — will primarily be based in Windsor. The little ones will spend most of their time in Berkshire to attend school, which is less than 10 minutes from Adelaide Cottage.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today announced that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will attend Lambrook School in Berkshire from September 2022,” Kensington Palace told UsIn a statement on Monday August 22.
In June, a source revealed that UsThe children love living outside of the city and are excited about it.
“Charlotte can go horse riding in the open air and George can play football on extensive grounds,” the insider noted at the time. “Louis loves being close to his great-grandma, and he’s going to take tennis lessons this summer. They’re starting over there, and George, Charlotte and Louis are really excited about going to a new school and being in the countryside in the fresh air where there’s lots of space for them to play freely.”
Their new home offers plenty of space for them to explore. Adelaide Cottage is located in Windsor Great Park. It has more than 5,000 acres of land. There are three horse riding areas and designated areas for fishing and mountain biking.
It also has a long history. Adelaide Cottage is a with four-bedroom house that was originally a teahouse for Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, King William IV’s queen consort, in 1831. It later was home to Peter Townsend, who later dated Queen Elizabeth II’s sister Princess Margaret.
“In the spring of 1945, with our second child on the way, the King proposed that we should move our abode to a small ‘grace and favor’ house, Adelaide Cottage, in the home park of Windsor Castle,” Townsend wrote in his 1978 memoir, Time and Chance: An AutobiographyRosemary Townsend, his first wife. “It was a generous gesture for which I felt deeply grateful, despite the limited amenities of the House.”
Rosemary and Peter divorced in 1952, so they moved to Adelaide Cottage.