William and Kate are moving house

Prince William is moving his family to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor estate to be closer to the Queen, who has been struggling with mobility problems.

Adelaide Cottage needs no extra taxpayer-funded security or expensive renovations and it will allow their children George, 8, Charlotte, 7, and four-year-old Louis to start school locally later this year.

Adelaide Cottage was modernised as recently as 2015 and includes golden dolphins and ceiling rope decorations in the master bedroom, recycled from a 19th-century royal yacht.

It boasts a marble Greco-Egyptian fireplace but is largely relatively modest and low-key.

According to news.com.au, ​​the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were keen for a simple home to start their new lives in Windsor.

“Adelaide Cottage fits the bill because it is a four-bedroom home and they do not need any more as they have no live-in staff,” a source told news.com.au.

“They were adamant they didn’t want anything too showy or anything that needed renovating or extra security so as not to be a burden on the taxpayer.”

“The added bonus is they can send George, Charlotte and Louis to school together locally. The three children will enjoy running around and playing in the gardens, which is the kind of life they enjoy so much when at Anmer Hall.

Source: news.com.au – A vintage photo of Adelaide Cottage.

“They had no other demands other than a pleasant family home close to schools and the Queen.”

The source said the Royal couple will be funding the new home by themselves.

“They will pay rent from their private account,” they said.

“All they need to do is move in some of their treasured furniture and possessions. 

“The whole family is looking forward to moving in this summer and starting a new chapter in their lives together in Windsor.”

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.