Kate Middleton's Uncle Reveals How Stressful The Cambridges' Latest Move May Be

Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are having a busy summer. In addition to playing a big role in Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, the couple also attended Wimbledon with their eldest son, Prince George, as well as the Commonwealth Games with their daughter, Princess Charlotte. In addition, William and Kate will be celebrating their 40th birthdays at a joint party later this summer, and one source revealed Kate had personally requested that Prince Harry attend the festivities.

As if that wasn't enough, the Cambridges are reportedly planning to move their family to Adelaide Cottage in order to be closer to the queen, who is now residing at Windsor Castle. Their family has been living during the school year in London and then spending time off at their country estate, Anmer Hall on the rural Sandringham Estate. But the constant travel was taking its toll on William and Kate, as well as their children. "Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham, but it doesn't really work any more," a source told the Daily Mail. "It's a little too far away for weekends, but Windsor is a perfect compromise."

As a result, George and Charlotte — as well as their little brother, Prince Louis — will be starting new schools in the fall. And according to a family member, William and Kate certainly have their "hands full" with this big change.

William and Kate are ready for their 'next chapter'

Moving to a new home is stressful for everyone — even Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. "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," Gary Goldsmith, Kate's maternal uncle, told The Sun. "But I think they are ready for the next chapter in their lives."

Goldsmith added that his niece is more than prepared for the changes ahead. "Kate has been brilliant in so many ways — as a wife, a mum, a counsel, a partner, an ambassador, a figurehead and a future queen," he explained. "She never lets anyone down. She shines in every situation, on every stage, and behaves with class."

The family's move to Adelaide Cottage is not without its drama, though. Sources had alleged that before his recent scandals, Prince Andrew had been trying to secure the home — which is within walking distance to Queen Elizabeth's apartments at Windsor Castle — for his daughter, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, per the Daily Mail. But as the future king and queen, William and Kate's wishes will come first. 

Since Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm a move, only time will tell who gets to call Adelaide Cottage home.