Kate Middleton and Prince William are making a tree change.
The British royals have moved away from Kensington Palace and into a new home on the sprawling grounds of Windsor Castle, about 40km west of London.
As part of the move, Kate and Wills have enrolled their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, into a new school—the prestigious Lambrook School, which is located near Windsor.
According to a royal source, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have moved in order to give their children a “normal” life, per CNN.
While the family have technically left London, reports claim Kensington Palace will continue to be the Cambridge’s primary residence.
The move comes after months of speculation about an impending tree change for the family. Around this time last year, a source told The Telegraph that the move had “been discussed with The Queen.”
“There are options at Windsor Caste, which is vast, and being close to the Queen, who is 95, makes sense to the family,” they said at the time.
As for their new home, Adelaide Cottage, the residence is best known for its ties to its former lodger, Group Captain Peter Townsend.
Fans of The Crown will remember Townsend as the man Princess Margaret previously wanted to marry. Townsend lived at the cottage for a few years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, shortly before his controversial romance with the Princess went public.
The historic home was built in 1831 and is located on the eastern side of the Windsor Castle grounds. It’s in close vicinity to St George’s Chapel, where numerous royal services have been held including the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as well as Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
Adelaide Cottage joins a growing list of homes the Camrbidges frequently reside around the UK. Their country residence in Sandringham, Anmer Hall, is their go-to during family holidays. It was also where the family spent the majority of the Covid-19 lockdowns.
The move to Windsor will not only bring the family closer to the Queen, but also to Kate’s family—her mum and dad, Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her sister Pippa.
The younger Middleton recently welcomed her third child, so there’s no doubt her children, along with Kate and Williams’, will enjoy growing up together.