Prince George Is Particularly Excited to Move to Adelaide Cottage Imminently

We don’t blame him!

Prince George
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It’s an oft-repeated story at this point: the Cambridges are moving to Windsor this summer, ahead of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and (for the first time) Prince Louis starting school in September. Reasons behind the move from London’s Kensington Palace to Windsor? It will put them in closer geographic proximity to the Queen, whose primary residence is now Windsor Castle, as well as Michael and Carole Middleton, who live about 45 minutes away in Bucklebury in Berkshire. Plus, it will provide the Cambridge kids room to play, as Prince William and Kate Middleton continually strive for normalcy—at least as much as possible—for their three children.

According to Hello!, George in particular is excited about the move—to be closer to family, sure, but also because “the move to the Windsor Estate from their home at Kensington Palace will give Prince George and his siblings more freedom to enjoy their favorite outdoor pastimes, which include swimming, football, and tennis,” the outlet reports.

The family is set to move into the four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage, “which will provide the Cambridge children with infinite space to play outdoors and explore the surrounding gardens,” Hello! reports. Windsor Great Park is close by, which the outlet calls the perfect spot for long walks and cycling; there are also ample opportunities for dog walking (hi Orla!) and horse riding—basically an outdoor lover’s paradise (which we know George and, really, his whole family really enjoy outdoor pursuits).

We don’t blame George—and probably his siblings, too—for the gift of space to roam and play and explore and just be a kid.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.