Home Sweet Home. Prince William and Duchess Kate are excited about the change amid their move to Windsor, an insider reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us weekly.
“The whole family [is] very excited to be moving to Windsor, not just because it will bring them closer [Queen Elizabeth II] but it’s a perfect happy medium that brings them closer to London than if they decided to settle in Berkshire or Amner Hall full-time,” a source shares Us about the couple’s upcoming transition.
According to the insider, the big life change will allow the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have the best of both worlds. “You’ll still be able to enjoy these places of course, but being in Windsor you’re only 20 miles from Central London and Buckingham Palace and it’s a beautiful area that’s steeped in history and such a special place to be.” they can call home,” the source added.
Us confirmed in June that William and Kate, both 40, are making preparations to leave their longtime home at Kensington Palace. This comes after the 96-year-old monarch moved full-time to Windsor Castle earlier this year. Elizabeth recently returned to Buckingham Palace to celebrate her platinum anniversary with loved ones.
“The Queen was feeling nostalgic returning to Buckingham Palace yesterday. While Windsor Castle is now her primary residence, returning with her family brought back so many fond memories,” shared a second source Us last month, in reference to Elizabeth’s appearance on the palace balcony for the Royal Air Force flyby.
To celebrate her 70th jubilee, the Queen was joined by her family and friends in London. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were at Elizabeth’s side during the celebrations. William and Kate also appeared at the palace with their three children: Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.
Prince Harry and Megan Markle showed their support for the Queen with their son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 13 months. This was the couple’s first return to the UK since stepping down from senior royal duties.
Ahead of her platinum anniversary, Elizabeth announced her hope that the title of Queen Consort would be bestowed on her son’s 74-year-old wife if he succeeded to the throne.
“When my son Charles becomes king in due course, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you gave me,” she said in a statement in February. “And it is my sincere desire that when that time comes, Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort as she continues her own faithful ministry.”
The first source noted that the royal family “fully supported” the Duke of Wales, 73, ahead of his rise to power. “George will be having a lot more time with Her Majesty, as will all the Cambridge family, and it’s going to be such a pleasure,” the insider explained of the upcoming move. “They will soak up as much knowledge as they can for the future and begin the period of adjustment that will eventually result in father and son becoming kings.”
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