Is This Why Prince William And Kate Middleton Want To Move?

Rumors that Prince William and Kate Middleton are thinking about moving have been swirling for quite some time now. As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three children get older, royal watchers have become more curious about what the future holds for the family of five in the years before William becomes king. The family's main home is Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace in London, according to Hello! magazine. As the outlet points out, the home is less of an "apartment" and more of a swanky mansion than anything; it consists of "five reception rooms, three main bedrooms, dressing rooms, a night and day nursery, and staff quarters." The location is fairly ideal for events held at Buckingham Palace, as the two residences are about a 10-minute drive from one another.

When William and Kate aren't at Kensington Palace, you might find them at their summer home in Norfolk. The country home, known as Anmer Hall, is located on Sandringham Estate. Usually, the Cambridges head to Anmer over the holidays and whenever the kids are out of school, but they decided to spend much of 2020 there during the coronavirus pandemic as well, according to Cosmopolitan

It seems the Cambridges have the best of both worlds with their two residences, so why would they possibly consider moving? Keep reading to find out.

Prince William and Kate Middleton might be thinking about moving to Windsor

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Queen Elizabeth moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, where she had been in isolation with her husband, Prince Philip, according to BBC News. After Philip died back in April, the Daily Mail reported that the queen would live out her days at Windsor, only returning to her Buckingham Palace home for events and meetings. Now, the Daily Mail is reporting that Prince William and Kate Middleton are looking to move to Windsor — to be closer to her majesty. "Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham, but it doesn't really work any more. It's a little too far away for weekends, but Windsor is a perfect compromise. They are eyeing up options in the area," a source told the outlet. 

Not only would a move to Windsor be closer to the queen, but it would also be closer to Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, who live in Bucklebury. It seems as though the Cambridges will still call Kensington Palace home, and simply holiday in Windsor instead of Norfolk, which might be a great compromise as it will afford their children an opportunity to see their great grandmother — and their grandparents on Kate's side — more frequently.