Kate Middleton spotted driving in Windsor after 'no frills move'

Kate Middleton was spotted out on a drive in her new hometown

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Kate Middleton has been spotted out on a drive in Windsor following her and Prince William's 'no frills move' with their three children.


Kate and Wills reportedly 'travelled light' to their new estate at Adelaide Cottage and only wanted a 'fresh lick of paint' in their new home.

And Kate looked nice and relaxed as she ran some errands in their new hometown at the weekend, ahead of the Cambridge children starting at Lambrook school next week. 

Kate and William are thought to have opted to move to Windsor to be closer to the school, which will entail just a nine-mile school run - which William is thought to be planning on taking on.

As well as a new school, the Cambridge children will face many changes in their new home. At their previous home at Kensington Palace in London, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were cared for by a live-in nanny named Maria Terresa Barrallo.

Maria was trained at Norland and now works full-time for the Cambridge family. It has been rumored that Maria will be accompanying the royals on their big move to Windsor but will no longer be living in the family home alongside the children she has looked after for nearly a decade.

People (opens in new tab) reported that Maria will be living in another accommodation on the Windsor estate, but not the cottage because there simply isn't space in the four-bedroom property the Cambridges are moving to. 

But there will also be positive changes to the family. As well as having more space out in the countryside, they will be a lot closer to the Queen, who lives in Windsor Castle. They will also be close to Kate's family, who live in Bucklebury in Berkshire.

In November, Royal expert, Jonathan Sacerdoti, told The Express (opens in new tab) that the Cambridges were keen to move closer to the Queen.

"I think there are a number of reasons why they would want to make such a move, and absolutely proximity to the Queen is one of them," said Jonathan.

"She’s had a pretty tough year, including losing Prince Philip, and one doesn’t picture the Queen alone. If William and Kate move to be closer to her, that could certainly help in that respect, and indeed [to have] children there."

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