Looks like Prince William and Kate Middleton are finally packing up their house (mansion) and moving to Windsor in order to be closer to the Queen. The Sun reports that the Cambridges’ first choice for a new place is recently refurbished Adelaide Cottage, which is 10 minutes’ walk from Her Majesty and has been used as a “grace and favour” residence for friends of the royals (*pretends to know what that means*). Apparently, the cottage was also home to Princess Margaret’s ~lover~ Group Captain Peter Townsend from 1944 to 1952.
The Duke and Duchess plan to send their children (Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis) to school in Windsor, and want to be in their new home by the summer. A source tells The Sun that “Finding a way to make Adelaide Cottage work seems to be the best and only option. There are issues with all the other houses, so Adelaide will be the favourite.”
The couple also checked out Frogmore House, but it would be too expensive to turn into a family home, and were hoping to move into Prince Andrew’s residence Royal Lodge, but he was unwilling to leave.
So, why the move? Apparently, Windsor just makes more sense for the couple—both in order to be closer to the Queen, and because George and Charlotte currently go to school in London. A source previously told the Mail on Sunday that “Anmer Hall [their current home] made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham but it doesn’t really work any more. It’s a little too far away for weekends but Windsor is a perfect compromise.”