The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “moving fast” on their plans for a new life in their home counties.
The couple are expected to finalize preparations for Prince George’s transfer to a new Berkshire preparatory school this September, with Lambrook, a part-time student near Ascot, seen as the frontrunner.
But six-year-old Princess Charlotte is likely to remain at Thomas Battersea for now, where she is “very happy and settled” and is expected to be joined by her brother Prince Louis, who turns four this spring.
The couple are also still eyeing property in the Windsor area, having looked at several potential family homes on the Queen’s Berkshire estate, with the goal of living in the Royal Borough on weekends and holidays.
Conveniently, Windsor is only a short drive from Kate’s family home in Bucklebury. Her parents, Michael and Carol Middleton, are loving and very practical grandparents.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be finalizing preparations for the transfer of Prince George (pictured on his first day of school) to a new preparatory school in Berkshire this September.
However, Kensington Palace, where they live in Apartment 1A, where their offices and the Royal Trust are located, will remain their weekday base.
This means that in the near future Anmer Hall, their home in Norfolk, may be returned to the Queen to be given to another family member or rented out privately.
The change came as William and Kate began planning where they thought their family would settle down.
Of course, it may be another 20 years before the couple ascends the throne, and they are keen to see their offspring go through as normal a childhood as possible up to that point.
Sources say that they adore Norfolk and, if their circumstances were different, would be happy to raise their children at the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
But they rented the house while William was working in Cambridge with the East Anglia Ambulance Service, and now their lives have changed dramatically.
Co-ed Lambrook near Ascot is thought to be a favorite for George (pictured), but Ludgrove, where Princes William and Prince Harry traveled, is also being considered.
Anmer is far from London, you often have to fly by helicopter, and this is simply not a practical option.
They have a comfortable home office in Kensington Palace and are keenly aware that it will cost taxpayers £4.5m to refurbish their 20-room family flat in addition to creating new workspace.
And their roles require them to be in London more often than not. As a result, they decided to continue living there even when they became Prince and Princess of Wales, at least for the duration of the semester.
But both William and Kate are country people at heart, and their children have inherited that love.
Although George, who turns nine in July, is also very happy at Thomas’ school in London, his parents think it’s time for him to transfer to a school outside the city, where all the amenities are on one campus, according to the Daily Mail. understands from several well-placed sources.
A weekly or “flexible” boarding is planned. Both William and Kate were boarders from a young age.
Ludgrove, a boys-only boarding school in Berkshire where Prince William and his brother Prince Harry attended from the ages of eight to 13, is being considered.
And the pair were spotted both at St. Andrews in Pangbourne, where Kate was a student – and some insiders consider her a good match – and at Papplewick, another all-boys school in Ascot.
Apparently, during a visit to Papplewick, a student told Kate that “she looks just like the Duchess of Cambridge.”
However, sources tell the Mail that the couple have been spotted visiting Lambrook “several times”, where William is said to have even chatted with a student about Latin lessons.
As a coeducational institution, this would allow the Cambridges to send all three children to the same school when Charlotte and Louis, who currently attend Wilcox Kindergarten, are older.
Lambrook’s graduates go on to many prestigious public schools, including Eton. Pictured: Prince William at Eton at age 18
The school charges between £6,448 and £6,999 per semester plus another £1,481 per semester for board and has been described as “rural”. street glow.
Its graduates go to many prestigious public schools, including Eton.
This means that George is likely to follow in his father’s and uncle’s footsteps at 13.
Earlier this month, the Mail reported that Windsor Castle was once meant for the Cambridges rather than Prince Charles, who prefers Highgrove.
At school, William often walked from Eton to have lunch with his grandmother at her Berkshire residence.
A source said: “It’s no secret that the Cambridges are going to settle in Berkshire and George is going to leave Thomas this summer unless circumstances suddenly change.”
“They are talking about it in the district, and they, of course, will be very happy.
“They always put their children at the center of everything they do, so finding the right school was a priority. It’s about what works for them as a family.”
Another source, knowing the family was considering options at Berkshire, stressed that no “firm decisions” had yet been made.
Kensington Palace declined to comment.