• The Cambridges could be moving soon
  • Kate and William reportedly want to move to Berkshire
  • That would make them the Queen's neighbours

Relocation plans for the royals? As an insider reports to the Telegraph, Duchess Kate and Prince William want a new home for their family. According to a source, they are particularly interested in the county of Berkshire.

The town of Windsor, where Queen Elizabeth II lives, is in the area. However, Kate and William wouldn't live at Windsor Castle with their children, but the Fort Belvedere mansion in Windsor Great Park.

William and Kate's new home could be near relatives

This would put the family in the immediate vicinity of the Queen. William and Kate could then help out the Queen more easily, and other relatives would also live just a stone's throw away.

Prince William hosted the 2019 Legacy Awards recipients from the Diana Award at Kensington Palace.

Last but not least, Duchess Kate's parents own a home nearby. As the insider reports, the move would be primarily for the children George, Charlotte, and Louis.

At "this stage in their life, suburbia makes perfect sense," they saidKate and William would prefer to raise their kids in the country. In so doing, the Cambridges could also give up their home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. They use it mainly during holiday periods. 

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The location in Windsor would allow the couple to commute to London whenever necessary. It's not yet known whether George and Charlotte will continue school in London or switch to one that's closer.

What to know on Kate and William's potential new home

Kate and William are said to be eyeing a house with a long history. Fort Belvedere is about 200 years old and was built in the neo-Gothic style.

It belongs to the British crown, so it does not have to be purchased first. However, the building is currently rented to friends of the Royal Family.

A historical event has already taken place in the mansion itself. King Edward VIII, the Queen's uncle, lived there. He became king after the death of his father but abdicated over his love for Wallis Simpson.

The 1936 abdication actually happened at Fort Belvedere. It remains to be seen whether William and Kate in 2022 will choose the historic Windsor estate and move there with their children.