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Kate and Prince William ‘will move to Windsor this summer to be closer to the Queen and are even looking at schools in the area’, according to reports.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly looking at private homes after ruling out royal mansions, including Prince Andrew‘s Royal Lodge and Fort Belvedere, the former home of King Edward VIII.

Sources claimed the couple have also considered Frogmore Cottage, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle, and Adelaide Cottage, nestled in the heart of the Home Park in Windsor, which is currently lived in. 

They have also been said to be looking at schools in Buckinghamshire, Windsor and Surrey having looked around Lambrook School, in Ascot. 

Earlier this month it was reported that the Queen had decided to make Windsor Castle her permanent home and main residence.

Kate and Prince William 'want to move to Windsor to be closer to the Queen and are also looking at schools in the area', according to reports

Kate and Prince William 'want to move to Windsor to be closer to the Queen and are also looking at schools in the area', according to reports

Kate and Prince William ‘want to move to Windsor to be closer to the Queen and are also looking at schools in the area’, according to reports

Earlier this month it was reported that the Queen had decided to make Windsor Castle her permanent home and main residence

Earlier this month it was reported that the Queen had decided to make Windsor Castle her permanent home and main residence

Earlier this month it was reported that the Queen had decided to make Windsor Castle her permanent home and main residence

There were concerns this week that Prince Andrew, who has been getting close to the Queen in recent weeks, is angling for a role at the Platinum Jubilee events this summer after he escorted her at the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service on Tuesday

There were concerns this week that Prince Andrew, who has been getting close to the Queen in recent weeks, is angling for a role at the Platinum Jubilee events this summer after he escorted her at the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service on Tuesday

There were concerns this week that Prince Andrew, who has been getting close to the Queen in recent weeks, is angling for a role at the Platinum Jubilee events this summer after he escorted her at the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service on Tuesday

There were concerns this week that Prince Andrew, who has been getting close to the Queen in recent weeks, is angling for a role at the Platinum Jubilee events this summer after he escorted her at the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service on Tuesday.

The Duke of York took centre stage when he walked his mother through Westminster Abbey to her seat in full view of the live broadcast cameras – to the shock of many in the congregation. 

It was the shamed royal’s first public appearance since he paid a reported £12million settlement to Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre to end a highly-damaging civil sexual assault case in New York.

A source told The Sun that the need for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to move to Windsor was growing ‘more and more’ because Andrew ‘spends a lot of time with the Queen’.

They told the newspaper: ‘There is not a man, woman or child who would not say he had every right to be at Philip’s thanksgiving. But the family have been adamant there’s no way back.

‘There are real fears that despite being banished from The Firm in January, he is using his closeness to the Queen as a springboard back into public life.’

Andrew has been forced to step back from public life over his association with late paedophile Epstein.

Sources claimed the couple have also considered Frogmore Cottage, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle

Sources claimed the couple have also considered Frogmore Cottage, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle

Sources claimed the couple have also considered Frogmore Cottage, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle

They are reportedly looking at private homes after ruling out royal mansions, including Prince Andrew's Royal Lodge (pictured)

They are reportedly looking at private homes after ruling out royal mansions, including Prince Andrew's Royal Lodge (pictured)

They are reportedly looking at private homes after ruling out royal mansions, including Prince Andrew’s Royal Lodge (pictured) 

It is reported that Princes Charles and William raised concerns ‘on more than one occasion’ about the optics of allowing the duke to escort the 95-year-old monarch down to her seat at such a well-publicised event.

The future kings were ‘absolutely united’ that it was ‘unnecessary’ for him to have the high profile role, according to The Mirror.

But their protests were overruled by The Queen, who made it her ‘wish and final decision’ in choosing for Andrew to have a special role on the occasion.

Senior royals – including Charles and William – are said to have been left ‘shocked and dismayed’ by the decision.

The Duke of York is understood to have got his way after lobbying to take his 95-year-old mother to her seat because she ‘couldn’t say no to her favourite son’ despite objections from William and Charles, sources claimed.

The Dean of Westminster had been expected to take the Monarch to her seat while the Prince followed behind, according to the order of service, but footage captured shortly after they entered the Abbey shows Andrew clinging to his mother’s arm. 

Source: Daily Mail

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