‘Feel trapped!’ Kate and William eager to break children out of Kensington ‘gilded cage’

Kate and William 'feel trapped' in 'gilded cage' of Kensington Palace

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children are reportedly set to move into Adelaide Cottage in Windsor this year. The family-of-five currently live at Kensington Palace but, according to royal correspondent Richard Palmer, the couple have begun to “feel trapped” between the walls of their current residence. Mr Palmer discussed the Cambridges upcoming move with the Daily Express‘ Royal Round-Up host Pandora Forsyth.

Mr Palmer told Royal Round-Up that the Cambridges had “various options” for their new home and chose the home based on the “location” and “how it fits in with schools”.

He added: “The overriding concern, I think, was, from both William and Kate but particularly Kate, from what I have been hearing, is that they want their kids to have as normal upbringing as possible.

“Sounds a bit weird when you say that, they are going to be living on royal estate, armed security, parole perimeters, a nanny on tap, they are still sending them to private school, I think.

“But in their minds, a four-bedroom house in Berkshire, near where Kate grew up, is, that’s normality compared to Kensington Palace.”

He added: “I know they’ve just felt trapped, they’ve just felt in a gilded cage.

“They do go out into Kensington Gardens [and] Hyde Park and they have got Perks Field behind Kensington Palace, where the kids can play.

“They’ve screened off the playing field at the back of the main part of the palace so that gave them a bit more privacy for the kids to play on their bikes and play sport.”

He concluded: “They just felt trapped there.”

Prince William and Kate's move discussed by commentator

9honey’s royal expert Natalie Oliveri recently appeared on Australia’s Today Show suggesting a move away from London would indeed grant Kate and William more privacy for their children.

She noted that the Cambridges new home is “just a stone’s throw away from Windsor Castle” and will offer the family “a lot of privacy away from cameras”.

She described the move as a “very big change” for the Cambridge family.


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Adelaide Cottage is located on the 4,800-acre Windsor Great Park, which is privately managed by the Crown Estate.

Along with the move, Prince George and his two younger siblings will reportedly be attending the same school all-together for the first time.

In London, Prince George, 9, and seven-year-old Princess Charlotte attended the same school, but four-year-old Prince Louis attended a separate nursery school.


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