The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are said to be considering moving to Windsor to spend more time with Queen Elizabeth II, 95. A source told the Mail on Sunday that William and Kate were “looking forward” to appropriate options to bring for their three young children.
The Cambridges currently divide their time between Kensington Palace in London and Anmer Hall on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
However, the 115-mile journey between their homes in London and Norfolk created some problems for the family.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and came in handy for Christmas at Sandringham, but he’s not really working anymore.
“It’s too far away for a weekend, but Windsor is the perfect compromise.
“They are looking for options in the area.”
Moving to Windsor, just 25 miles west of Kensington Palace, will bring Kate and her children closer to their grandparents.
Michael, 72, and Carol Middleton, 66, live in the royal county of Berkshire in the village of Buckleybury.
When William lived near Windsor Castle during his time at Eton College, the Duke of Cambridge often enjoyed Sunday lunch with the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Her Majesty is also expected to continue her trips to her Scottish haven, Balmoral, for the summer holiday.
One property that is supposed to be shortlisted by the Cambridges is Fort Belvedere.
The Grade II listed home is located at the south end of the 5,000-acre Windsor Great Park in Egham.
In 1936, after living in Fort Belvedere for five years, King Edward VIII signed his letters of abdication at the house in North Surrey.
Queen Elizabeth’s uncle once said you could see St Paul “with binoculars” on a clear day at the top of Fort Belvedere.