Prince William and Kate to move back to Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will soon move back to the royal residence

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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The Cambridges will likely be moving their family from Anmer Hall and return to their main residence, Kensington Palace, in the next few weeks.  

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children are currently residing at Amner Hall. Although their oldest children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte, are in school, the national UK lockdown meant that all schools had been closed for the time being. This means that the royal couple felt no rush to return to Kensington Palace after the Christmas holidays and chose to stay at their Norfolk property, Anmer Hall.

During this time, the couple has been homeschooling their children. Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, told OK magazine, "George and Charlotte are studious and love to learn, so they are pretty self-sufficient when it comes to Zoom learning. But the school likes the children to do practical projects too."

Katie revealed that the children enjoy learning outdoors and their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, encourages their love of the outdoors. 

“Kate has been interested in how outdoor learning can benefit children. She got to meet children who had lessons outside and ask how they enjoyed it. She saw the benefit first-hand. Kate is aware of screen time and tries to limit the children being exposed to too much. When the children have a break, she takes them outside, come rain or shine,” said Katie.

The couple has also continued their royal duties from home. They have interacted with various medical workers, teachers, and charitable organizations, all from the comfort of their own home.

Anmer Hall is based in Norfolk and is just two miles away from the Queen’s Sandringham residence, where the royal family often celebrates Christmas. But it has now been speculated that the Cambridge’s will be making their way back to Kensington Palace within the next few weeks.

This is because the UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson, is set to announce COVID-19 restrictions next week on Monday, February 22nd.

This announcement is expected to make some changes to the current restrictions in place, and many people expect that schools will once again be opening. 

The prime minister also mentioned previously that he had hopes that schools would be open again by 8 March. Of course, the change in restrictions will be dependent on the infection rates in the UK.

If the restrictions are loosened, and schools are reopened, then it is likely that the royal couple will move their family back to Kensington Palace. So that their children, Prince Charlotte and Prince George, can both attend school. The children are both students at Thomas's School in Battersea, which costs £7,000 a term. Their youngest child, Prince Louis, is not yet at school age. 

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