The move means that the three children will be attending Lambrook school in the Autumn term. Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are moving their family out of London to live in Windsor, before their three children start at Lambrook School in September. The family are due to leave Kensington Palace behind as their main residence and will be setting up home at the more rural Adelaide Cottage.
The four-bedroom family home needs no additional security or refurbishment expenses funded by the taxpayer, according to The Sun. Here’s everything you need to know about the Cambridges’ new home…
Where is Adelaide Cottage?
Adelaide Cottage is situated in an isolated corner of the Home Park on the Queen’s Windsor Estate in Berkshire. It sits next to the symbolic Queen Victoria’s Walk, which runs from Windsor Castle through the Home Park. The countryside home will allow the family of five to enjoy far greater freedoms than they currently have at their Kensington Palace apartments, with plenty of new outdoor space on the Windsor Estate for the children to play with their dog Orla.
The move would bring the family much closer to the Queen, who has spent a great deal of time at her Berkshire residence since the death of Prince Philip in April 2021. The family would also be nearer to Kate’s parents who live just a 45-minute drive away in the village of Bucklebury – meaning the children could grow up closer to their maternal grandparents.
What is Adelaide Cottage like?
Adelaide Cottage is a 200-year-old property that has been used as a grace-and-favours home for royal friends over the years. Originally built in 1831 as a retreat for William IV’s wife, Queen Adelaide, the old house has been home to many notable names – including Prince Margaret’s boyfriend Peter Townsend.
The cottage was refurbished in 2015, so it does not require expensive renovations or additional taxpayer-funded security, and has been described as “much smaller” than the Cambridges’ previous homes. The four-bedroom property is understood to contain a marble Greco-Egyptian fireplace as well as golden dolphins and ceiling rope decorations in the master bedroom upcycled from a 19th-century royal yacht.
Where is Lambrook School?
The move means that the three children will be attending a new school in the autumn term. Kensington Palace released a statement, saying: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today announced that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will attend Lambrook School in Berkshire from September 2022.
“Their Royal Highnesses are hugely grateful to Thomas’s Battersea where George and Charlotte have had a happy start to their education since 2017 and 2019 respectively and are pleased to have found a school for all three of their children which shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas’s.”
The childrens’ new school, Lambrook School, is in between the village of Winkfield and the town of Bracknell in Berkshire, and is set within 52 acres of countryside. It is a private preparatory school that caters for both day pupils and flexible boarding pupils. Until 1993 Lambrook only accepted boys, but has expanded to allow girls. It currently has 615 pupils in total, all between the ages of three and 13.