The youngsters have all been brought up at the Royal Family residence of Kensington Palace in London during recent years. But their residency there will come to an end later this month when they move to Adelaide Cottage just east of Windsor Castle in a reported effort for Prince William and Kate Middleton to give their children “as normal a life as possible”. Yahoo! Royal Executive Editor Omid Scobie said for the family, living in London was “originally the dream”.
But he added that it quickly became clear Kensington Palace may not be the best place for the three young children to grow up.
They reportedly considered moving to their home in Norfolk, but instead chose Windsor to be closer to London and enable them to fulfil their royal duties more effectively.
Mr Scobie wrote for the website: “Though London was originally the dream, it became increasingly apparent to the duke and duchess that living in the middle of Kensington Gardens may not be the best place for Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, as they grow up.
“‘They thought about moving to [their home in] Norfolk, but as active senior working royals they could never be that far away from London, so that’s where Windsor came into the picture,’ says the source.”
Rather than buy the four-bedroom Grade II-listed Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, Kate and William have decided to privately rent the property and not buy it, according to Mr Scobie.
This will be where George, Charlotte and Louis will live while they continue their school years.
The move to the property in Windsor will also likely provide the Cambridge’s three young children with a lot more freedom during leisure periods.
The youngsters were protected within the walls of their London residence and a stringent security operation would have to take place if they wanted to step outside of the grounds.
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But there is still one holiday destination they are all expected to reach before the end of the summer before settling into their new home.
Royal expert Victoria Ward said: “Since schools broke up in July, the Cambridges have enjoyed a UK-based holiday and have been spending time at their Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
“In the coming weeks, they will travel to Scotland for their annual summer break with the Queen at Balmoral before returning to settle into Adelaide Cottage ahead of the new school term.”