Prince and Princess of Wales delay moving to Windsor Castle

William and Kate ‘delay move to Windsor Castle’ to avoid upheaval for George, Charlotte and Louis who moved house, started a new school and lost their ‘Gan-Gan’ in the same week

  • The Prince and Princess of Wales have postponed moving to Windsor Castle
  • Prince William and Princess Catherine don’t want more upheaval for children 
  • They moved house, started school and lost their ‘Gan-Gan’ in just six days 

The Prince and Princess of Wales are expected to move to Windsor Castle but will postpone the relocation to prevent their children’s lives from facing more upheaval, it is claimed. 

Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, moved house, started a new school and lost their ‘Gan-Gan’ in just six days.

The couple has told courtiers they hope to give their children time to settle in school before having to deal with moving house again, The Telegraph reported.

A source told the newspaper: ‘They won’t be starting from scratch when it comes to decisions on what happens to all of the royal properties because there have been lots of conversations about that over the years, but things can change when family dynamics are taken into account and they will want as little disruption to their children’s lives as possible right now.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will postpone moving to Windsor Castle to prevent their children’s lives facing more upheaval

Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte moved house, started a new school and lost their ‘Gan-Gan’ in just six days 

The Waleses only moved to Adelaide Cottage (pictured) on the Windsor Castle estate from their previous home at Kensington Palace last week

However, after the Queen died peacefully on Thursday aged 96 at Balmoral Castle, William and Catherine could move to Windsor Castle with their children

‘They are very happy right now at Windsor and for the next decade or so everything will be pretty much dictated by what is right for the children.’ 

The Waleses last week moved into their new home of Adelaide Cottage, on the Windsor estate. The family had previously been based in Kensington Palace. 

William and Kate had sought a life in the country away from the ‘goldfish bowl’ of their official residence in London in a bid to put their children first and give them more freedom. 

Alongside the house move, the couple enrolled the children at £7,000-a-term Lambrook School, which is just a short drive from their new home. 

William and Kate accompanied the children to their ‘settling in’ afternoon on Wednesday, hours before the Queen died.  

Prince William and Kate Middleton and their family reportedly ‘travelled light’ to their new home Adelaide Cottage (pictured above in 2013) and did not require a pricey refurbishment

The Cambridges moved to the cottage to be closer to their children’s new school in Ascot when the term starts. Pictured:  Charlotte as she arrives for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea in London, accompanied by her brother Prince George and her parents in 2019

Princes George, nine and Louis, four and Princess Charlotte, seven, started at £7,000-a-term elite Lambrook School (pictured above) in Berkshire after a switch from St Thomas’s School in Battersea

Lambrook School (pictured above) is situated in the sleepy rural village of Winkfield Row and will be the new school for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge

Since the death of Her Majesty the Queen, a move to Windsor Castle or one of the larger homes on the Windsor estate became more likely.

This is as a result of William and Catherine’s change in royal seniority and status after the King said they would become the Prince and Princess of Wales. 

As Charles’s eldest son, William, 40, has also inherited title of Duke of Cornwall and the Scottish titles the Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

Kate Middleton said that she ‘appreciates the history’ associated with the role of the Princess of Wales but wants to create her ‘own path’. 

Yesterday Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle to greet well-wishers

Meghan is seen gazing at Kate as the four admire the floral tributes left to the Queen. Afterwards, the four met well-wishers 


The Prince of Wales yesterday paid tribute to his late ‘Grannie’ Queen Elizabeth II, describing the beloved monarch as an ‘extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute’. In a heartbreaking statement, Prince William revealed how Her Majesty – who died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday aged 96 – had provided him and his wife Kate Middleton ‘wisdom and reassurance’ and their children ‘memories that will last them a lifetime’

As King Charles III bestowed the title of Prince of Wales to William, he told him to ‘Bring the marginal to the centre ground’.

It is likely the Prince and Princess of Wales will aim to make high-profile visits to more marginalised areas in a bid to bring more attention and support to those places.

Prince William already has a keen interest in promoting mental health and wellbeing as well as homelessness charities, while Princess Catherine has been part of primary education and anti-bullying campaigns for years.

The benefit of having Royals visit marginalised areas is not only to draw attention to that place but also to prompt real change.

Whereas politicians may only be in their role for a short period of time, the Royal family aren’t going anywhere.

It could mean that were they to set up a community taskforce to deal with certain issues, members would know they would have to explain directly to the Royals if progress wasn’t made.

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