The lowdown on the Cambridges’ 4 properties as they relocate to Windsor

The lowdown on the Cambridges’ 4 properties as they relocate to Windsor


he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are relocating to Windsor and now have 4 properties at their disposal.

Kensington Palace Condominium 1A

Their central London dwelling, Condominium 1A at Kensington Palace, used to belong to Princess Margaret, and can stay their official working residence.

Kensington Palace in London, the place William and Kate have Condominium 1A (Nick Ansell/PA) / PA Archive

It was refurbished at a price of £4.5 million to the taxpayer with a brand new roof and electrics, and the elimination of asbestos.

It has some 20 rooms and a big, personal walled backyard.

The Cambridges added a second kitchen, wanting a non-public household one along with the present 350 sq ft kitchen.

Earlier than William and Kate moved to “KP” in 2013, royal aides insisted it will stay their major dwelling for “many, a few years to return”.

A royal spokesman stated on the time: “That is the duke and duchess’s one and solely official residence.

“It’s right here that they plan to remain for a lot of, a few years to return.”

– Anmer Corridor

Anmer Corridor, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 10-bedroom nation retreat, was a present to the couple from the Queen following their wedding ceremony.

The secluded crimson brick Georgian mansion sits on the monarch’s huge, personal Sandringham property in Norfolk and is a brief drive from Sandringham Home.

Anmer Corridor on the Sandringham property in Norfolk (Chris Radburn/PA) / PA Wire

Kate oversaw the main renovations, together with the conversion of wooden shops into lodging for the nanny and the creation of a backyard room.

The duchess was dubbed “Three kitchens Kate” after it was reported {that a} new kitchen was to be put in rather than the £50,000 designer one already there, with the household already having two kitchens at Kensington Palace.

The bolt-hole, which had a swimming pool and a tennis court docket, was given a £500,000 new roof, in addition to a backyard room, re-landscaped entrance driveway and new nursery for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The renovations, stated to return to £1.5 million, had been paid for largely from the royal household’s personal funds.

– Tam-Na-Ghar

William can also be stated to have a cottage referred to as Tam-Na-Ghar on the Balmoral property, given to him by his great-grandmother the Queen Mom in 2002.

The Prince of Wales and his sons William, 15, and Harry, 12, take an early morning stroll alongside the banks of the River Dee on the Balmoral property in 1997 (Chris Bacon/PA) / PA Archive

Whereas courting, college flatmates William and Kate spent romantic weekends on the three-bedroom former recreation keeper’s home and Kate was taught to shoot and fish.

The distant Highland retreat is reportedly near Birkhall and utilized by the Cambridge household as a vacation dwelling if travelling to Balmoral in the summertime.

– Adelaide Cottage

The Grade II listed four-bed home in Windsor’s personal Dwelling Park is William and Kate’s latest dwelling.

Owned by the Crown Property, the duke and duchess pays market hire on the picturesque historic constructing which is near Windsor Fort.

It was in-built 1831 for Queen Adelaide as a summer time retreat and was once the grace and favour dwelling of Peter Townsend, whose love affair with Princess Margaret rocked the monarchy within the Fifties.

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