Theres No Place Like Home. But for someone who has owned multiple residences like Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, there’s bound to be a more homey feel. In a new documentary about Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, the 39-year-old reveals how his late grandfather helped him and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feel at home at Anmer Hall.
Prince William and Kate Middleton split their time between Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall
William and Catherine have two homes, one in London, England and the other in Norfolk, England. His London residence is Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace.
Despite being called an apartment, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s palace has a mansion-like address. Apartment 1A, the former home of Princess Margaret, is four storeys high with approximately 20 rooms. It has five reception rooms, several dressing rooms, three main bedrooms, nursery, living quarters for staff, a gym and an elevator.
A wedding gift from Anmer Hall, the Norfolk residence of Queen Elizabeth II, William and Catherine, is near the royal family’s Sandringham Estate. Once again, the so-called country house is still a great piece of property. Anmer Hall is a spacious home with plenty of room for the couple’s children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – to run around.
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In the BBC documentary, Prince Philip: The Royal Family RemembersIn this book, William shared how his grandfather helped make Anmer Hall feel at home. Having lived there since retiring in 2017, he went back to what he used to do on the Sandringham estate.
Note, William filmed his interview before Philip died in April 2021 at the age of 99, which is why he speaks in the present tense.
“Sandringham has always been a very important part of his life,” said William, according to Cosmopolitan UK. “He was tasked with managing the property as warden from 1952. I think for him, being here, was an escape. He likes the fact that he is able to make an impact here.”
William highlights some of the things Philip did at Sandringham. “They have planted over 40 kilometers of hedge land, 45 timbers, over two million trees,” he added, “these things really matter to the makeup of the surrounding area.”
“For me, coming here and living here now, everything she’s done has reached Catherine and I think that’s a part of the country we want to live in,” he said. “We love this area, it feels like home, and that’s because of what it’s made of.”
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William and Catherine may move. As reports began to circulate in August 2021, the parents of three began looking into properties in Windsor. This follows the Queen’s decision to make Windsor Castle her permanent residence.
As told by royal expert Katie Nicholl Ok!The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prefer country to city life in London. Furthermore, his Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, does not suit his current lifestyle.
“They love living in Anmer,” said Nicol, “but they need a base that is close to the capital so they can easily return for public events and events. Windsor seems like the ideal situation. “
Another reason is to take their children to school. Nicole pointed out that the traffic involved in school drop-off and pick-up can make the outing as long as an hour.
“William and Kate are both very good at running schools. Every morning and afternoon they try to do it themselves, if they can,” she said. “And while it may seem like a short drive, both has found traffic to be a major factor. Sometimes it can take an hour to get the kids to and back to school and that’s a long time in their day.