"Windsor will be perfect for them, as they will have lots of freedom and they can all be at school together," Royal expert Ingrid Seward said.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly gearing up to move homes. It looks like the royal couple is done with living at Kensington Palace as they're all ready to move to Windsor after spending one last summer at their country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
The family is touted to move into Adelaide Cottage, a four-bedroom house on the Windsor estate.
"I think Wills and Kate need space to bring up their children. Kensington Palace is a glorious prison for kids – they want to be able to play football without being watched from behind the gates. I think Windsor will be perfect for them, as they will have lots of freedom and they can all be at school together," Royal expert Ingrid Seward told The Sun.
“William and Kate are going to have their hands full this summer as they move home to be nearer the Queen and settle the kids into a new school. But I think they are ready for the next chapter in their lives," added Middleton's uncle, Gary Goldsmith.
Despite being a rather busy couple, they are reportedly good at maintaining a "healthy and happy" marriage, a friend told Closer Weekly around the time they rang in their tenth wedding anniversary in 2021. "Many couples take each other for granted after 10 years," but with "communication" and "small, simple things," the royal couple keeps their marriage strong.
In the past, William said, "We both have a fun time together. We both have a very good sense of humor about things, [and] we’re down-to-earth."
"They are working harder on creating quality time together and switching off at the end of the day," said their pal. The couple also wants to have a weekend trip without their kids this summer. "They work hard at their marriage," the friend added.
The couple first met in college and started dating there. They had an on-again/off-again relationship for a while before getting engaged in 2011 and tying the knot the same year. One of the ways they keep their relationship fresh is by enjoying some healthy competition in sports. Middleton was a sporting star when she studied at Marlborough College, as per the Express.
Beyond that, they have also worked on themselves to keep the relationship strong. The source mentioned that Middleton "has let go of the insecurities she had when she was younger. She’s become confident in her decision-making, and she’s learned to look at the big picture and not let little things bother her."
Meanwhile, William has also had a positive change. "He’s always been a confident man,” notes the friend. “But being a husband and father has enhanced the warmer, nurturing side of his personality," they added. This is something even the prince has noticed about himself. "I never used to get too wound up or worried about things,” he once shared. “[Now] I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be," he added.
One of the crucial reasons why their relationship changed is parenthood. "George, Charlotte, and Louis bring them so much joy. Spending time with them helps the couple switch off from their duties," added the friend. They said that the couple was raising their kids "to be grounded and to believe in themselves."
"They’re both intelligent, academically and emotionally. One day, William and Kate will make a superb king and queen," the source added.
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