Moving from Cambridge to four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage will mean ‘not having a live-in nanny’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s move to four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage will mean “not having an in-house nanny for the first time in their children’s lives”

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly ready to uproot themselves from Kensington
  • Your young children will not have Norland’s Spanish nanny, María Borrallo, on hand
  • She was hired by the royal couple to help care for George, Charlotte, and Louis.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s move to a four-bedroom house on the Windsor estate will mean “not having a live-in nanny for the first time in their children’s lives.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly moving their family from Kensington, west London, to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire this summer to be closer to the Queen.

However, her young children will not have Norland’s Spanish nanny, María Borrallo, on hand because she will be living elsewhere, according to The Telegraph.

Ms Borrallo was hired by Kate and William, both 40, to help look after nine-year-old Prince George when he was eight months and she now he cares for seven-year-old Princess Charlotte and four-year-old Prince Louis.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly moving their family from Kensington, west London, to a four-bedroom estate in Windsor.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly moving their family from Kensington, west London, to a four-bedroom estate in Windsor “to be closer to the Queen.”

The recently renovated four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage (pictured) is located on the Windsor estate

The recently renovated four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage (pictured) is located on the Windsor estate

The ‘Spanish supernanny’ was trained at the prestigious Norland College, which has been producing nannies for the rich and famous since 1892.

Rebuilt in 1831, Cambridge’s new Grade II listed retreat is a short walk from St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle, and sits proudly on the 655-acre royal estate in Berkshire.

Sources close to the family suggest the Cambridges were keen to be closer to the 96-year-old Queen, who has suffered from episodic mobility problems in recent months, and also to ensure a good school for her three children.

George, Charlotte and Louis will be withdrawn from their current preparatory school in Battersea and are all expected to start school locally when the new academic term begins in September.

Rebuilt in 1831, the new Grade II listed Cambridge retreat is just steps from St George's Chapel and Windsor Castle, and sits proudly on the 655-acre royal estate in Berkshire.

Rebuilt in 1831, the new Grade II listed Cambridge retreat is a short walk from St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle, and sits proudly on the 655-acre royal estate in Berkshire.

The move also represents a new beginning for the royals and their family of five as they continue to cement their place among the most influential members of The Firm.

A source told the Sun: ‘Kate and William were very interested in a modest house to start their new lives in Windsor.

‘Adelaide Cottage fits the bill because it’s a four-bedroom house and they don’t need more as they don’t have any resident staff.

“They had no other demands than a nice family home close to the schools and the Queen.

“They were adamant they didn’t want anything too flashy or anything that needed renovation or extra security so it wouldn’t be a burden to the taxpayer.”

Adelaide Cottage – The new Grade II listed 19th century Cambridge home located close to Windsor Castle on the 655 acre royal estate

Rebuilt in 1831, Cambridge’s new Grade II listed retreat is a short walk from St George’s Chapel and Windsor Castle, and sits proudly on the 655-acre royal estate in Berkshire.

The four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage has been used as a grace and favor home for royal staff and family friends in recent years.

The cabin underwent major renovations in 2015, meaning the Cambridges wouldn’t have to shell out millions to remodel the house.

But it still boasts original features including a Greco-Egyptian marble fireplace and a master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling with gilt dolphins and repurposed rope decorations from the royal yacht Royal George.

It also has seven gates into and out of Windsor Castle so the family can come and go in relative privacy.

The property was built in the early 19th century as a refuge for William IV’s wife, Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen.

Adelaide Cottage was also known to be Queen Victoria’s favorite house, as she frequently enjoyed breakfasting there.

The four-bedroom house has a rich and colorful history to draw on.

After World War II, it was the site of a major royal scandal when it hosted Group Captain Peter Townsend.

Townsend, the dashing RAF pilot and groom to King George VI, would later become Princess Margaret’s divorced lover.

Their relationship would be doomed by the Royal Marriage Act which stated that no member of the Royal Family could marry a divorcee while the former couple was still alive.

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