• Kate Middleton and Prince William's country home is the perfect place to raise a family
  • Kate Middleton handled the interior decoration for Anmer Hall
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William criticized for sharing a photo of Kensington Palace on Easter Sunday

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s country home in Anmer is the perfect place to raise a family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved to Norfolk amid the coronavirus lockdown. Prince William and Middleton are quarantining with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louise in Anmer Hall.

Anmer Hall was the country house that Queen Elizabeth II gave to the couple. The monarch gave the property to them as a royal wedding gift when they tied the knot in 2011.

Anmer Hall is 110 miles north of London in Norfolk. It’s where Prince William, Middleton and their kids usually spend their time during school breaks, weekends and holidays.

The property has also served as the family’s favorite photoshoot venue. They took their 2018 Christmas card there. Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ birthday photos were also captured in Anmer Hall.

“This part of Norfolk is just very quiet and peaceful,” Marie Therese Viney, a local B&B owner, told People. “It is the perfect place to raise a family.”

The Cambridges’ country home has 10 bedrooms. The Duchess of Cambridge handled the interior decoration for the property. She didn’t hire a professional worker because she wanted it to reflect her style. After all, Middleton wanted the place to be their family home.

“Instead of hiring a royal interior designer, she wants to furnish it in her own style, because she wants this to be her own family home,” said Simon Knight, owner of Knights Oriental Rugs in Henley-on-Thames.

“She was looking for things for bedrooms, so she wanted softer pastel shades rather than strong colors.”

Prince William and Middleton also renovated the property. They changed the tiles of the roof and added a sunlit garden room with a pergola-covered patio to keep their privacy. They also planted more trees and rerouted the driveway. They made the public entrance near St. Mary’s Church private, so it’s only accessible to them.

“It's like a fancy farmhouse,” a source familiar with the house told People. “It isn’t grandiose. But it's a great, friendly family environment.”

In related news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were recently criticized by some netizens for sharing a photo of Kensington Palace on Easter Sunday. They captioned the picture using the hashtag #StayHomeSaveLives. However, some felt that it was not appropriate because the Cambridges were not staying in Kensington Palace but in Norfolk.

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In this screengrab, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge clap for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief "Big Night In" at London on April 23, 2020 in London, England. Comic Relief/BBC Children in Need/Comic Relief via Getty Images