PRINCE William and Kate Middleton are reportedly “seriously considering” relocating to a “secret bothole” outside of London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping to move closer to the Queen, hinting that they are planning to take on more senior roles within the royal family.
Wills, 39, and Kate, 39, are understood to have been “eyeing up” a move to Windsor, and considering areas suitable for bringing up their three kids.
But according to the Telegraph, the future King and his family could be considering a low-key location: the secluded and private Frogmore House.
The property is currently unoccupied and just half a mile from Windsor Castle, within the grounds of Windsor Home Park – and the 35 acre gardens are sometimes referred to as the Royal Family’s “secret bolt-hole”.
The Queen has described the gardens as “wonderfully relaxing” and often drives there to walk her dogs, while it was the venue for Harry and Meghan’s wedding bash, the newspaper reports.
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QUEEN’S HELICOPTER GROUNDED DURING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY ON ITS WAY TO PICK UP PRINCESS ANNE
THE Queen’s helicopter was grounded during an in-flight emergency on its way to pick up Princess Anne.
The £5million Sikorsky S-76 suffered a technical fault minutes into the flight on Wednesday.
Pilots aborted their 200-mile trip to Balmoral and returned to Newcastle Airport where mechanics were still repairing the fault 24 hours later.
The executive twin-engined aircraft was heading to the estate in the Scottish Highlands, where the Queen is on holiday, to collect Anne, 71.
An insider said: “A safety-first approach was taken and it was flown back immediately for the technical fault to be fixed. There were no members of the Royal Family on the helicopter. Luckily, there was plenty of time to find alternative travel arrangements.”
MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’
Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.
Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.
It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.
The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.
Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”
It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.
PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE
Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.
US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.
News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.
As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.
The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.