The Cambridge family move has 'raised a few eyebrows', according to royal expert

Omid Scobie has criticized the Cambridge's family move to Windsor during the cost-of-living crisis

Cambridge family featuring Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Prince George
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The Cambridge's decision to move from Kensington Palace to Windsor has "raised a few eyebrows" according to royal expert Omid Scobie. 

The Cambridges are all set for a big move from Kensington Palace to to a property on the Windsor Castle estate. It is rumored that the couple will be relocating their family to Adelaide Cottage, which will situate them closer to the Queen than their apartment in Kensington Palace, but not everybody is happy about the relocation, according to one royal expert. 

"The Cambridge's time at KP has come to an end after nine years. Later this month they will move to a new abode in Windsor, for a life 'away from the goldfish bowl' in London," royal biographer Omid Scobie explained. 

"It's a decision that has raised a few eyebrows, particularly at a time when the country is dealing with a major cost of living crisis. Picking up a third home, especially when one of them cost the public so much to renovate, is hardly the norm for regular folk."


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While Omid implies some negative judgment over the news, behavioral expert Darren Staton recognizes the move as a positive step for the Cambridges.

Speaking on behalf of Betfair, he told HELLO!, "Kate and William downsizing to Adelaide Cottage would be a significant move and one that is consistent with the core values and beliefs the royal couple have, as well as their characters. 

"Although they recognise and embrace their roles as senior royals, they have also shown a willingness to break away from tradition and protocol and conduct themselves in a more relatable and personable manner."

It's thought that while Kate Middleton and Prince William have their ‘hands full’ with their Windsor move, they are reportedly 'ready' to leave London after living in the extremely central Kensington Palace.

Lauren Hughes

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