William and Kate’s move could change the dynamics of the royal family

Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly moving to a house near Queen Elizabeth II, in a shift that could change the internal dynamics of the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have so far divided their time between Kensington Palace, in London, and their country residence, Anmer Hall, in Sandringham, in Norfolk.

However, The sun reported that they are moving to four bedroom Adelaide Cottage, in Windsor Home Park, and will use their Kensington Palace apartment for their staff.

The couple will be moving their children to schools in Windsor in the fall and have no plans to hire live staff, the newspaper reported.

In this combination image, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge (inset) on a visit to Abaco on March 26, 2022 in Great Abaco, Bahamas and main image a Google map of Windsor Castle with Adelaide Cottage circled in red.
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Ingrid Seward, author of Prince Philip unveiledtold news week: “Adelaide Cottage is small, so they won’t need staff there, and they won’t have room for many, so they won’t have a live-in staff.

“I think it’s for the kids, but it worked out well because Windsor is so handy everywhere.

“It just takes ages to get to Anmer Hall, that’s the problem. They’ll be around the Queen too and it’s nice for the Queen to have her family around her.

“William is now spending so much time at Windsor doing inaugurations. It will be very convenient for him to be there and I think we will see more and more happening at Windsor.”

The move would also be important for the royal family’s internal politics, as it would offset Prince Andrew’s influence over the Queen, which stems from living so close to her.

Tina Brown described in her amazing biography The palace papers how royals who sit in person with the queen in the absence of her staff are often able to twist her arm to agree to demands.

And she told Washington Post Live in April: “What they are going to do with Andrew I don’t know as he is a healthy 61 year old man who happens to live a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle, with always good access to the Queen, which is extreme for the rest of the family. makes you nervous.

“It’s like having your worst family member very close to the main matriarch.

“And everyone thinks, what the hell is he going to get out of her winking?

“In [the] previous generations, years, decades, they would have banished him to a castle on the Welsh border or something, and put up the drawbridge.

“But they can’t in modern times. So that’s a problem.”

However, William and Kate are said to be even closer to the Queen at Adelaide Cottage, in Windsor Home Park.

However, there are unverified rumors in the British media that the Queen is considering moving Andrew to Scotland news week have been told these are far from the benchmark.

The Cambridges would therefore be well placed to keep an eye on Elizabeth’s disgraced son and will be on hand to help with whatever she needs so he doesn’t have to.

Andrew settled a sexual abuse lawsuit in New York in March after Virginia Guiffre said she had been forced to have sex with him in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands and feared for her safety if she refused.

He consistently denied the allegations and admitted no liability when he agreed to an undisclosed payout to Giuffre.

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