We can't wait for the housewarming party!
In today’s exciting news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they will be moving to London later this year.
Kate and Wills currently reside in their Norfolk country home with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, but from Autumn will settle for the long term at Kensington Palace. The news was confirmed in a palace briefing last Friday.
‘Their Royal Highnesses love their time in Norfolk and it will continue to be their home,’ the official statement from their office explained.
‘From this autumn, however, the Duke and Duchess will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace. As they have in recent year, their royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spend in London.’
Although Prince George is currently enrolled at Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk, the statement confirmed that both George and Charlotte will attend school in London following the move.
‘Prince George will begin school in London in September and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London as well.’
Prince William will also be leaving behind his role as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance this summer, having served two years with the air force.
‘It’s been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglia Air Ambulance,’ he said in the statement. ‘Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come,’ he said in the statement.
Kate and William have previously used Kensington Palace as their official residence whilst carrying out royal duties, and the property has undergone more than £5 million worth of renovations in recent years.
A London move also means George and Charlotte will now be able to spend more quality time with Granny/Queen Liz.