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Prince & Princess of Wales

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “seriously considering” relocating to Windsor to be closer to The Queen

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “seriously considering” relocating to Windsor and are looking at possible accommodation options.

According to the Mail On Sunday, the Cambridge family are exploring the possibility of leaving their current home, Anmer Hall, for a residence closer to The Queen as the couple take on more senior roles.

Anmer Hall is located on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, and was gifted to the couple as a wedding present from The Queen.

William and Catherine currently split their time between Anmer Hall and Kensington Palace in Central London, both of which properties provide offices and living spaces.

However, with the three Cambridge children attending school in London, the journey to Sandringham every weekend becomes more difficult.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Anmer Hall 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. They are eyeing up options in the area.”

Windsor is already the main residence for The Queen, with the 95-year-old monarch spending the majority of her time at Windsor Castle.

The Queen still occasionally travels to her Central London residence of Buckingham Palace for work related matters, but no longer stays there overnight.

Prior to 2020, The Queen tended to stay at Windsor Castle over the weekends, departing Buckingham Palace on Thursday afternoon and returning there on Monday.

The Cambridge Family have a similar relationship with Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall, although Sandringham is much further away than Berkshire.