Prince William and Kate Middleton look set to move into The Queen's 'forgotten castle'

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The Cambridges are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, with the Duke and Duchess' roles elevated over the past couple of troubling years.

The family of five has not only become more senior but more visible, splitting their time between their three official residences.

Kensington Palace’s ‘Apartment 1A’ is their most known abode, with the Duke and Duchess moving in back in 2017.

However, don't be fooled by the name, as it is in fact not an apartment, but a four-story mansion with an elevator, a gym and nine staff rooms.

Opening up about the abode on True Royalty’s Royal beat, royal expert and author Christopher Warwick explained that Apartment 1A ‘is not a small house’. In fact, he explained that it ‘has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic’.

It reportedly has its own walled garden, five reception rooms, nine staff bedrooms, multiple drawing rooms, luggage rooms, a gym and an elevator.

And while their other residences are more private, the family also frequently visits its homes in Norfolk and Balmoral, Anmer Hall and Tam-Na-Ghar, a three-bedroom cottage that was a gift to Prince William from the Queen Mother. How sweet.

It was a new potential home for the Cambridges that made headlines this week, as it emerged that a property on the Queen's Windsor estate had the Duke and Duchess' name on.

The reported building in question is Fort Belvedere, known as the Queen's 'forgotten castle', or 'The Fort' within the fold.

According to The Mirror, the castle which was originally built for Prince William Augustus between 1750 and 1755, is located in Windsor Great Park and has been set aside for Kate and Wills.

This comes after the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reportedly 'eyeing up' a move to Windsor.

Well, this is exciting.

Jenny Proudfoot
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