After it was revealed earlier this week that Prince William and Kate Middleton might be moving from London to Windsor, royal experts have now shed further light on the reasons why.
Speaking to OK!, royal insider Katie Nicholl said: "Neither William or Kate have ever been London people and have never enjoyed the chaos of the city."
Nicholl went on to add, "Whilst their home at Kensington Palace is highly secure, they have often felt overlooked and that they lacked privacy. The older their children get, the more apparent this has become."
She also explained how the family's second home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, no longer suits their busy lifestyle. "They love being at Anmer," Nicholl said, "But they need a base that is close to the capital so they can easily return for public engagements and events. Windsor seems like the ideal situation."
The expert then revealed another factor in the Cambridge's decision to leave London – the busy school run.
She continued: "Both William and Kate are very hands on with the school runs. Every morning and afternoon they try to do it themselves if they can. And whilst it may seem like a short drive, they have both found traffic to be a huge factor. Sometimes it can take an hour to get the kids to school and make their way back and that’s a long time out of their day."
The couple have apparently already been "eyeing up" properties in Windsor, following the Queen's decision to make Windsor Castle her permanent residence.
This potential move also comes shortly after much speculation that Prince William and Kate Middleton's oldest child, Prince George, might soon be leaving his current school, St Thomas's in Battersea, and heading off to a boarding school – something many of his other family members did after they turned eight, too.
As we all know, the royals are stickler for tradition and the Duke of Cambridge was sent off to board at Ludgrove School in Berkshire not long after his eighth birthday, as was Prince Harry when he reached the same age. George's grandfather, Prince Charles, attended Cheam School, in Hampshire, following in the footsteps of his own father, Prince Philip, who - you've guessed it - again took up his place at the same boarding school aged eight.
We'll be keeping a close eye out for any moving vans around Windsor...
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