It was always understood that Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis would eventually move into Windsor Castle after Her late Majesty’s death. The late Queen had been living at Windsor throughout the pandemic and had made it her permanent home as of late. She was still on summer holiday at Balmoral when William, Kate, and their children moved into Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor estate to be closer to her in the earliest days of September. Then, on September 8, Her late Majesty died at Balmoral, aged 96.
There were rumours that William and Kate might move into Windsor Castle right away, but they are eager to delay that at least temporarily—likely to avoid causing another upheaval in the children’s life after the numerous that have occurred over the previous six weeks. However, according to People, the Prince and Princess of Wales will eventually relocate to the 1,000-year-old Windsor Castle, the British royal family’s ancestral home and the biggest and oldest continuously inhabited castle in the world. One close family friend tells the outlet that theirs is a life of a “modern royal family doing normal things” and, for now, they seem content at Adelaide Cottage – with a source adding “they love that the kids can go out on their bikes and cycle around the estate, and they are all really excited to meet everyone. It’s a real little community.”