Since the birth of their son Louis in 2018, Prince William and Kate Middleton have made their home in Kensington Palace, London. There is also their country residence in Norfolk, called Anmer Hall, in which Prince George and Princess Charlotte were brought up, as reported by the tabloid L’Express. But apparently there is a third house, much more private than the first two. Indeed, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge own a cottage, consisting of three bedrooms, located in Scotland, at Balmoral.
The house, called Tam-Na-Ghar, was reportedly given to Prince William by his great-grandmother, who died in 2002, as revealed by CambridgeshireLive. The royal couple would therefore go to this third home on the occasion of the school holidays: “It is their secret nest. They love to spend time there. They keep several family memories of this place”, confided a source. So when the family needs to unwind, they organize a getaway to this cottage in Balmoral which has everything to welcome them.
The building would have been built in the 1890s
Indeed, according to the revelations of the magazine Hello !, the building built in the 1890s, was renovated a few years ago, for the sum of € 90,000, which Queen Elizabeth II paid out of her pocket. And for good reason, the cottage also allows the monarch to house her grandson and his family there when she receives too many people on her own property. Indeed, Elizabeth II could not accommodate all her guests during her large receptions. “The queen has a lot of guests coming and to ease the pressure, the Cambridges are likely to stay at the chalet,” a source told the Mirror. But if the first two properties are well known to the British, the third is rarely photographed. Secret, this third house is the intimate nest of the Cambridges.
Look at how gorgeous Tam-na-Ghar is, the house where the Cambridge’s stay when visiting Balmoral. William was given the three bedroom cottage, by his great-grandmother the Queen Mother just before she died ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ebPcFAYaKw
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit © Backgrid UK