Prince William and Kate have said they want to move closer to Windsor so they can be closer to the Queen, who is 95-years-old. They have already begun looking at potential residences as well as new schools for their three children Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6 and Prince Louis, 3. One residence they like is Frogmore.
Currently living in Kensington
Currently, the Cambridge family is residing in the 20-bed residence, Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace. Despite living in London, the couple has said they prefer the country but they don’t like doing the school runs to and from Thomas’s School in Battersea.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children often spend the school holidays and weekends at their country home, Amner Hall in Norfolk. The Royals couldn’t permanently live there as it is too far from London to be able to fulfil their duties.
Looking at Frogmore
One property that the Royal couple is looking at is Frogmore House, not to be confused with Frogmore Cottage, which is in Prince Harry’s name but Princess Eugenie is currently residing with her family.
Frogmore House was named after the population of frogs that lived in the marshy land just like Frogmore Cottage.
Frogmore House is a 17th century Grade I building. Its first resident was George FitzRoy, the 1st Duke of Northumberland. Fitzroy was the illegitimate son of Charles II and Barbara Palmer, the 1st Duchess of Cleveland. George III then bought it for his wife, Queen Charlotte in 1792.
Prince Philip decorated the Britannia room with mementoes from the Royal Yacht after it was decommissioned. In the late 1980s, the house underwent a £2.5million renovation.
It is also home to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s mausoleum.