Prince William and wife Kate Middleton has been enjoying a rare mix of royal and country life at their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk. A latest report has unveiled an interesting glimpse at the royal couple’s sweet home life with children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The royal couple has always stressed the importance of providing as much of a normal childhood as they can for their two children. This decision became apparent when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved to Norfolk to live in Anmer Hall, a country estate gifted to them by Queen Elizabeth II shortly after they were married. Prince William and Kate have been living a country life with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the said home and a peek at their daily lives has been recently revealed in a report posted on Vanity Fair.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were said to have only a handful of staff members that includes a housekeeper and nanny Maria Borallo. The royal family’s meals were reportedly prepared by Kate herself given the absence of an in-house chef. The royal mother of two has also been spotted visiting the local shops to buy groceries or local produce. Similar to many households, pots of food would also be served on the table during meal times.
On days that Prince George needs to go to school, Prince William and Kate would take turns in bringing the royal toddler to the Westacre Montessori and picking him up. However, during off-school days, the Duchess may opt to bring Prince George to play at the nearby working farm named Snettisham Park, as stated in the same report. The royal toddler is said to be “regular” at the said farm where he has been seen playing in the sandbox, petting the animals and even bottle-feeding some piglets.
There are also days when the royal family would just stay inside their Norfolk home with Prince George racing around the garden with his toy tractors. As for the royal couple, the Duke has been known to ride a bicycle around nearby villages while his wife would sometimes visit local shops. Prince William and Kate would also enjoy long walks or trips to the local park with Prince George and baby Princess Charlotte.
Bed time would also be a busy part of the day for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince George and Princess Charlotte would each be given a bath before being tucked into bed. Prince William and Kate is said to take turns with the nightly event. Prince George may also ask for his parents to read him his favorite bedtime story, Julia Donaldson’s “The Gruffalo.”
At this point, it is still unclear how long the royal family will be able to enjoy a quiet country life at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. The Queen may soon be delegating more duties to her grandchildren Prince William and Prince Harry, as indicated in the same report.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate are said to be planning to bring both Princess Charlotte and Prince George to watch the upcoming Trooping the Colors festivities from the Buckingham Palace balcony. The planned family affair will mark the baby princess’ first balcony appearance.
The Trooping the Colors, also known as the Queen’s birthday parade, will be held on June 11.