William and Kate spend first weekend at new Windsor home after leaving London

It’s back to school and a new house for the future king and his brother and sister (Picture: Getty)

and Kate have moved into their new home in the grounds of , just in time for the first week back at school.

The family have decided to up sticks, leaving their London Kensington Palace home behind.

, and Prince Louis will attend Lambrook School near Ascot in Berkshire, where there fees will total around £50,000 a year.

Kate was pictured driving near their new Adelaide Cottage home this morning.

The Queen gave them permission to lease the four-bedroom, Grade II listed four-bedroom home from the Crown Estate.

Commenting on the move when it was announced, an unnamed royal source said: ‘This is very much a decision that two parents have made to give their children the “most normal” start possible.

‘[Kensington Palace] can be a little bit of a fishbowl.

The family have moved into the four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage (Picture: AP)
Adelaide Cottage sits in the grounds of the Windsor Estate (Picture: Matrixpictures.co.uk)

‘They wanted to be able to give George, Charlotte and Louis a bit more freedom than they have living in central London.

‘It’s very much a decision that’s been led by the kids.’

Kensington Palace’s Apartment 1A, which was refurbished with £4.5 million of taxpayers’ money in 2013, will be kept by the couple but now only used as a working base for palace staff.

They are also set to keep their 10-bedroom home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, which was gifted to them by the Queen and includes a swimming pool and tennis court.

But the couple downsizing to Adelaide Cottage means their nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo will live elsewhere for the first time, as will other staff including the housekeeper and the chef.

The royal source insisted the couple are aware of the cost of living crisis everyone else is going through.

The children will be educated at Lambrook School (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)
Kensington Palace in West London has served as their base up until now and will continue to house royal staff (Picture: PA)

They said: ‘It’s something they have thought long and hard about and this is a decision they have not taken lightly.

‘It would have been extremely difficult for them to continue on as senior working royals if they were based in Norfolk.

‘What they have basically done allows them to put the kids first, but also to continue on doing what they do all day, every day.’

Meanwhile, and will stay at Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate, just half a mile from Prince William and Kate.

It is not expected that the brothers will see one another, despite the close proximity to one another.



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