Do Prince William and Kate Middleton have a secret third home in Scotland?

As well as second home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, Prince William and Kate Middleton are said to also have a much-loved home in the Scottish countryside

Prince William and Kate Middleton with the Cambridge family and the Queen
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to move the family to Windsor from Kensington Palace as their permanent residence, but apparently the family enjoy a third secret home in Scotland.

The Cambridge family are set to make a big move from Kensington Palace to Windsor later this year, but they're likely to spend some time at a third home (that's far less reported on) in Scotland over the summer. 

The Mirror reports that when the family visit the Queen at Balmoral in Scotland, they don't need to rely on her putting them up in the main castle, as they have their own private property to reside in.

View of the Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire

View of the Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire

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The newspaper reports that the home is called Tam-Na-Ghar cottage and was gifted to Prince William by the Queen Mother - and is a place very close to his and Catherine's hearts.

In addition to their new Windsor home, the family also have a countryside escape at Anmer Hall on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. It's thought that this countryside escape is mainly used when the family are visiting Balmoral over the summer holidays.

Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk

Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk

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Balmoral is one of the key residences where the Royal Family stay in Scotland. The Queen has already started her trip to Aberdeenshire, but it's unclear whether Her Majesty has reached Balmoral Castle yet.

Princess Eugenie has previously revealed on the 2016 documentary, Our Queen at Ninety, what a wonderful time the royals have in Scotland when they all get together.

"Walks, picnics, dogs – a lot of dogs, there's always dogs – and people coming in and out all the time,” she disclosed. 

“It's a lovely base for Granny and Grandpa, for us to come and see them up there; where you just have room to breathe and run,” she said on the program.  

Lauren Hughes

Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.