• Kate Middleton and Prince William have been spending more time in Berkshire, England, with their children, a report says
  • The couple reportedly feels that the country life suits them "better" in terms of the "pace and environment"
  • They reportedly have taken the steps to start planting their roots in the county

Kate Middleton and Prince William prefer living outside of London over staying in Kensington Palace nowadays, according to a report.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been spending more time in Berkshire in south England with their three children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.

"It's where Kate was raised and the place they feel most comfortable as a family whenever they go to visit which is a lot more often than people realize," an unnamed source told Us Weekly. "The country life suits them so much better in terms of the pace and environment, plus it's not too far from London when they need to commute."

The royal couple has already started planting their roots in the county. They have found several child daycare centers, their favorite "village pubs for Sunday roasts" and a "church they're very familiar with," the source said.

Prince William and Middleton apparently love it there because they can "blend in with locals and not be bothered" by others.

In addition, their residence is not too far from that of Middleton's family, so their kids can spend more time with their grandparents on their mom's side.

"The plan is to spend plenty more time with the Middletons in Buckleberry, which won't be far from the new residence William and Kate have earmarked as their new primary residence," the source added. "The whole family is extremely excited and can’t wait."

This comes after another anonymous source told the outlet last year that the future king and queen consort were looking forward to "starting fresh" in 2022.

According to the insider, Prince William and his wife will be taking on additional charity work, attending more events and making appearances. They also have a royal tour planned and are "heavily involved" in Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the source added.

Meanwhile, Middleton previously shared what she wanted her children to remember about their childhood when she appeared on the "Happy Mum, Happy Baby" podcast in February 2020.

"If you really think about that, is it that I'm sitting down trying to do their math and spelling homework over the weekend? Or is it the fact that we've gone out and lit a bonfire and sat around trying to cook sausages that hasn't worked because it's too wet?" she said.

"That's what I would want them to remember — those moments with me as a mother, but also the family going to the beach, getting soaking wet, filling our boots full of water, those are what I would want them to remember," Middleton added. "Not a stressful household where you're trying to do everything and not really succeeding at one thing."

In addition to raising their children, both Prince William and Middleton have been busy with their royal duties. On Wednesday, the duchess made her debut as the new royal patron of England's Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League, a role previously held by her brother-in-law Prince Harry.

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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