Kate Middleton feeling 'under pressure' after the strain of 'big move', royal expert claims

Kate Middleton and Prince William's move to Windsor has reportedly been shrouded in stress

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Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Prince, and Princess of Wales, have not had the idyllic settling-in period in their new home, a royal expert has claimed.

Moving house can be incredibly stressful, so it's no surprise that the Prince and Princess of Wales have felt under pressure during their recent big move, particularly in light of the turbulent times the royal family has recently had to endure.

The family moved from their home in central London in the grounds of Kensington Palace to a more rural abode at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, shortly after the summer holidays.

It looked to be an exciting time ahead, with the children starting at a new school. But just a couple of days after Prince George and Princess Charlotte started at Lambrook, their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away.

But according to royal expert Katie Nicholl, the couple felt "stressed" and "under pressure" about settling into their new home. 

Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

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Speaking on TalkTV's Royal Tea, host Sarah Hewson quizzed royal commentator Katie Nicoll about the move and why the couple may have felt "under pressure".

Referring to the Princess of Wales, host Sarah Hewson said to Katie Nicholl, "Katie, you said this week she has been under pressure, she has been stressed of late and that William and Kate have not had the settling-in period they might have been hoping for of their new life?"

To which Katie replied, "Absolutely. They've said that themselves... that this hasn't been the settling period that they had hoped for.

"Of course, they made that big move just after the summer holidays to move to Windsor. A significant and pretty bold move leaving Kensington Palace, enrolling the children in new schools, setting up a new life for themselves in Windsor".

The royal expert then went on to say that she believed the family had moved to Adelaide Cottage to try and live life "below the radar".

"Of course, no one could have expected that the Queen would have died just at the start of all of that," Katie Nicholl concluded. "Very, very difficult times. I think behind the scenes there is a fair bit of stress and anxiety for all of the family."

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.