When Princess Charlotte was born, Prince William and Duchess Kate adopted as many means as they could to ensure a “cocoon of normalcy”; for their children. This included moving to Anmer Hall in remote Norfolk, where they could live a more relatable, less royal life.
Vanity Fair writer Katie Nicholl reports about the royal family’s decision to move far away from the spotlight, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be more engaged parents for two-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, 1, with grocery store runs, school pickups, playdates and family dinners. Prince William has also taken up a civilian job as an air-ambulance pilot as part of his effort to live a “normal”; life.
According to Nicholl, the young royals currently reside in a 10-bedroom house with a handful of domestic staff and no in-house chef since the Duchess reportedly loves to cook. Prince George attends the local Westacre Montessori three days a week, while William and Kate take turns dropping and picking him up.
Nicholl reports that Princess Charlotte has been a model baby, sleeping through the night since she was three-months-old and taking her first steps just before her first birthday. Meanwhile, her brother George is described by his parents as “lively”; and “noisy.”; “Kate always dresses him in a waterproof romper suit because he doesn’t just jump in puddles – he likes to kick around and then sit in them,”; says a Snettisham Park visitor – the same park where George is often seen playing.
According to one Norfolk local, “They are rarely bothered… No one takes pictures or tries to talk to them. That’s why they love it here. They love the normality of life in Norfolk, whether it’s popping to the butcher or into a local toyshop to get another helicopter for George.”; A family friend adds, “It’s no secret that William doesn’t like the media intrusion into his life and in the country he can escape. The Queen and the Prince of Wales have given their blessing for William to live this life, and William is very grateful. It’s enabling him and Kate to raise their family in a way that’s as close to ordinary as they can get.”;
While William and Kate are loving life in the country, soon enough they will have to move back to London to assume more official duties as Prince Charles scales back his charitable work in preparation for the throne. Word has it, the young royals also plan to expand their family soon with a source telling Nicholl, “They want at least three kids and for them to be close in age.”;
Nicholl spoke about the speculation of a third royal baby Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America”;.