Royal Expert Reveals The Three People Behind William And Catherine's Move

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have planned a major move for their family this summer. The couple — along with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — are relocating to Adelaide Cottage. The change means that the Cambridges will be living closer to Queen Elizabeth, who has made Windsor Castle her permanent residence. 

"The whole family [is] extremely excited to be moving to Windsor, not just because it will bring them closer to [Queen Elizabeth II] but it's a perfect happy medium that brings them closer to London than if they chose to settle full time in Berkshire or Amner Hall," a source told Us Weekly

As second in line to the throne, William reportedly wanted to be near his grandmother as she has dealt with health and mobility issues over the past year. Sources also told The Sun that the prince wants to keep an eye on his uncle, Prince Andrew, who has allegedly been engaging in "intense" talks with the queen (per Express) in an attempt to return to royal life after he was forced to step down from his duties following his sex assault scandal. William, however, is behind permanently banning Andrew from having any official role on behalf of the family (via Daily Beast).

But insiders say that William and Kate's main reason for moving to Windsor comes down to three very important people.

Prince William and Kate Middleton moved to Windsor for their three children

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, moved for the sake of their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. According to Rebecca English, royal editor for The Mail, the decision to relocate to Windsor "is all about ring-fencing their children for as long as possible," giving them as normal of an upbringing as they can.

One of the biggest perks for the family is that all three children will be able to attend Lambrook School near Ascot, Berkshire. The school, which is a 15-minute drive from their new home, Adelaide Cottage, charges tuition of up to 50,000 pounds per year for all three kids and includes a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, an orchard with a variety of animals, and a woodland where kids are encouraged to get dirty (via BBC). 

The move from London to Windsor will also give the Cambridge kids the privacy William and Kate want for their family. "Neither William or Kate have ever been London people and have never enjoyed the chaos of the city. Whilst their home at Kensington Palace is highly secure, they have often felt overlooked and that they lacked privacy. The older their children get, the more apparent this has become," royal expert Katie Nicholl told OK! (via Cosmopolitan UK).