An imminent departure from London? Since 2013, Kate Middleton and Prince William have been installed at Kensington Palace, as is the royal tradition. And if they also appreciate their home in Anmer Hall in Norfolk, where they notably spent the first confinement, there is a house that is dear to them more than anything: that of Anglesey, in which they lived during the first years of their marriage. In 2011, the Duke of Cambridge had indeed been sent to this island of Wales to train with the Royal Air Force, and the couple had opted for a small cottage on the grounds of Bodorgan Hall.
A place far from the British royal family, who do not own this area. Indeed, the estate of Bodorgan belongs not to Elizabeth II but to Lord and Lady Meryick, who is the niece of the Duke of Buccleuch. A small house for which Prince William and Kate Middleton paid a monthly rent of 750 pounds, and which has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen, says Hello magazine. Little extra: access to a private beach reachable via the estuary. And a place where the royal couple would hope to return to live one day, or at least, to go there to recall beautiful memories.
A “special” place for Kate and William
Last July, during the Anglesey Country Show, Prince William made no secret of all the good he thinks of this property, and of the island of Anglesey in general, to which they returned in 2019. ” This island was our first home together, and it will always be an extremely special place for both of us. Catherine and I look forward to coming back again and again over the next few years with our family, “he said, adding that he had “never in [his] life known a place as beautiful and welcoming as Anglesey”.
Kate Middleton and Prince William © Backgrid UK