The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to move to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate as the couple “chase a simpler life with less burden on the taxpayer.” The move will see The Duke and Duchess along with their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – make the move to Windsor where they will be much closer to Her Majesty The Queen.
It is thought that the couple will make the move in time for the three children returning to school in September.
Adelaide Cottage does not need any additional security or costly renovations nor is there any need for any live-in staff hence the reduced burden on the taxpayer.
A source told The Sun, “William and Kate were very keen for a modest 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. 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.”
Adelaide Cottage is situated in Windsor Home Park just east of Windsor Castle itself. It incorporates parts of Royal Lodge and was re-erected in 1831 for Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV, and was described as “chastely elegant”. It is a Grade II listed building and is situated between Adelaide Road and Queen Victoria Walk.
It is expected that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will keep their apartments at Kensington Palace as their London home as well as their home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.