Prince William and Kate are “extremely happy” and not looking to move into a new home, a royal author has claimed.
The Prince and Princess of Wales moved their family from Kensington Palace to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate in the summer of 2022.
Kate and William moved to Adelaide Cottage in the summer of 2022
However, in October 2023, Prince Andrew was awarded a “stay of execution” at his Royal Lodge home.
This was so the duke could come up with the funds for repairs at the Grade-II listed building, which he is responsible for as part of his Crown Estate lease.
According to the royal author Robert Hardman, Kate and William’s move from Adelaide Cottage to Royal Lodge “might happen but it’s not planned”.
Adelaide Cottage, a Grade-II listed property, boasts a stunning garden and is situated near Windsor Castle.
The Wales children attend Lambrook School which is a stone’s throw away from Adelaide Cottage
The quaint cottage only has four bedrooms, meaning that the prince and princess no longer have live-in staff to help raise Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five.
According to Hardman’s new book, ‘The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy’, the pair are “extremely happy” in their four-bed cottage.
A royal official told the author: “They are there as a family with total privacy and without lots of staff.”
The late Queen Elizabeth II loved Windsor Great Park and even moved to the main castle full-time during the Covid pandemic.
The King has agreed to allow Prince Andrew to remain in the Royal Lodge
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Hardman claimed, however, that King Charles changed a few things at Windsor Castle following his mother’s death.
A friend of the King’s told the author: “It was certainly less cluttered. The dog bowls had gone and he was asking for suggestions on what should hang where.”
A senior official further explained: “The King often talks about the need for a living tradition that this is a proper house.
“Windsor is not Versailles. It needs to be lifting and the living tradition informs everything.”