Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly set to move into Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor estate with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis this summer – and the estate has a rich history
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There are rumors that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are considering a move to Windsor.
And it has been claimed William and Kate have finally found the perfect home to settle in with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – who are due to start a new school in September.
It has been reported that the Cambridges will be lifting sticks from Kensington Palace and moving into the four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor Estate.
A source said the family are “very keen on a modest home” and feel the downsized cottage “fits the bill”.
said The sun : “They insisted they didn’t want anything too flashy or in need of refurbishment or extra security stuff so as not to burden the taxpayer.
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“The three children will enjoy running and playing in the gardens, which is the kind of life they enjoy so much at Anmer Hall.
“They had no other pretensions than a comfortable family home close to schools and the Queen.”
So what does Adelaide Cottage look like from the inside and who lived there before? Here we take a look…
Adelaide Cottage – where is it?
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Adelaide Cottage is situated in the heart of the Queen’s 655 acre Windsor estate and is very close to Windsor Caste.
This means the Cambridges can drop by to see the monarch with relative ease.
The cottage was built in 1831 as a retreat for Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, after whom the property is named.
It was also known as Queen Victoria’s favorite home as she often ate breakfast there.
What does Adelaide Cottage look like from the inside?
Adelaide Cottage underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 – and it’s said that William and Kate are so keen on the property as it doesn’t require much work.
And while seemingly modest by royal standards, its interior is said to have some truly impressive features, including a Greco-Egyptian marble fireplace.
Meanwhile, the master bedroom is considered a work of art as it has a vaulted ceiling adorned with gilded dolphins and a special rope decoration made for material by the Royal Yacht Royal George.
However, there are only four bedrooms in the cottage, one for the couple and one each for their three children.
And The Sun reports that the family will have no housekeeping staff, raising questions about where their nanny, Maria Borrallo, will live.
Meanwhile acc mail online, The property is also relatively private, thanks to its seven gated entrances and exits to Windsor Castle.
Who has lived there before?
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In recent years, Adelaide Cottage has been used as a house of grace for royal staff and friends of the family.
But it’s also famous for facilitating one of the most scandalous royal love stories of all time.
One of the most famous former residents was Princess Margaret’s love interest, Group Captain Peter Townsend.
Townsend was a dashing RAF pilot and later an equerry to King George VI, and a married father of two.
His relationship with Margaret caused a stir due to their 16-year age difference and the fact that he was a divorced man.
News of their closeness came about when a journalist noticed that she was pulling a bit of lint from Townsend’s jacket at the Queen’s coronation in 1953.
The couple became engaged in April 1953, but their romance was doomed by the Royal Marriage Act 1772.
Back then, no member of the royal family was allowed to marry a divorced person as long as their former spouse was still alive.
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