Kate Middleton and Prince William have been given the okay to renovate their new country home – new in an ownership sense, of course. Anmer House has been standing on royal property at Sandringham in Norfolk for more than a hundred years. The Georgian house, reports Inquisitr on Wednesday, March 13, was a gift from Queen Elizabeth.
Because Kate Middleton has privacy issues, due to the rude invasion by a French paparazzo last year, some privacy updates will be taken on first. But this house sits buried in 20,000 acres of royal estate, so that problem should be small. Kate Middleton and Prince William will update their country home with enough screening to block long distance lenses.
One other slight difficulty. Anmer House was a favorite trysting spot for Wills’ father Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, when the prince was still married to Prince William’s father. But old British houses are full of history. Sometimes it’s best to put all that aside.
Now that their family is growing, Kate Middleton and Prince William will need more space – the 20-odd room apartment in Kensington Palace is all very well for city life, but the new prince or princess – and Lupo – need a place in the country to romp.
It will be interesting to watch how all this new property will affect the wishes of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge not to have servants. Staff will be needed, and the numbers will just keep piling up, in spite of their inherent preference to handle things themselves.