Kate Middleton and Prince William’s kids ‘will go without nanny for first time’ after move to new home
Kate Middleton, Prince William and their three children are set to undergo a major upheaval in their family life by the end of the UK summer.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to move out of Kensington Palace and into a four-bedroom home on the Windsor estate with their children Louis, Charlotte and George.
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Called Adelaide Cottage, the home is situated in Berkshire and has been chosen by the couple to be closer to Queen Elizabeth, who has made Windsor Castle her primary residence as Buckingham Palace undergoes extensive renovations.
For the first time in their children’s lives, there will be no live-in nanny, The Telegraph has reported.
The royal couple’s current live-in nanny, Maria Borrallo, was hired when their eldest child George (9) was eight months old and she has also cared for his younger siblings, Charlotte (7) and Louis (4).
Borrallo will be kept on as a nanny, but will live separately from the Cambridges.
The three children will begin at a new school in the local area when term begins in September.
“Kate and William were very keen for a modest home to start their new lives in Windsor,” a royal source told The Sun.
“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 had no other demands than a pleasant family home close to schools and The Queen.”
The source said Kate and William were “adamant” that they didn’t want anything “too showy” or anything requiring extensive renovation or extra security.
Adelaide Cottage is a 19th century Grade II-listed heritage home located close to Windsor Castle on the 665-acre royal estate.
And while it’s certainly a “downsize” from Kensington Palace, it’s not exactly going to be a bare-bones residence.
The cottage underwent fresh renovations in 2015 but still retains many of its original historic elements, including a marble Greco-Egyptian fireplace and gilded bedroom ceilings.
With seven gated entrances and exits to Windsor Castle, the family can walk to the Queen’s residence in 10 minutes or less.
Adelaide Cottage is called a “grace and favour” property, meaning Queen Elizabeth can choose to bestow it on whoever she wishes.
Kate and William initially contemplated Frogmore House, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lived prior to moving to the US.
But the couple decided the renovations needed to accommodate their family would be too costly and decided on Adelaide Cottage instead.
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