British Royal Family

Prince William and Duchess Catherine announce they're relocating back to London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially commented on their exciting new plans for 2017.

By Chloe Lal
After much speculation, Prince William and Duchess Catherine have confirmed that they're indeed returning to the hustle and bustle of London life.
The family's decision to relocate from their Anmer Hall base to their Kensington palace residence, Apartment 1A, will work perfectly with Prince George entering big school and William stepping into life as a fulltime royal.
“Their Royal Highnesses love their time in Norfolk and it will continue to be their home,” the couple explain in a new statement from their office.
“From this autumn, however, the Duke and Duchess will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace. As they have in recent years, their royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spent in London.”
For the proud parents, their two little ones always come first.
In the parents' statement, the pair explained that the move was also very important for their two kids, three-year-old Prince George and one-year-old Princess Charlotte.
“Prince George will begin school in London in September, and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London as well."
As yet, there has been no official word on where Prince George will go to school, but royal watchers tip London's Wetherby Pre-Preparatory School, which is where dad Will's and Uncle Harry attended.
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The family adored their time in Norfolk but are now ready to settle into London life!
The jam-packed statement also confirmed that Prince William is officially retiring as an emergency pilot.
“It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglia Air Ambulance,” the second-in-line-to-the-throne said in the statement.
“Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come.”
We can expect to see a lot more of William, representing his Grandma.
Meanwhile, royal insiders have explained that Catherine's “primary role is as a mother and, as any family with children starting school will know, this year will be a significant one.”

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