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Old 12-23-2018, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Kataryn View Post
Anmer Hall surely was a suitable home and is now a country seat for William and Catherine, but IMHO it is too far away from London to really work as a weekend residence for them when the become Prince and Princess of Wales. I don't see them taking over Sandringham or Windsor, when Charles decides to keep Highgrove House (which was given over to him lifelong by the Duchy of Cornwall btw.)
Anmer Hall is on the Sandringham Estate, so if apparently Sandringham would be acceptable to you, so is Anmer Hall. Moreover, Anmer Hall is only 17 miles further from Buckingham Palace than Highgrove, so I truly don't see the issue. Charles is doing fine right now and William and Catherine are and will continue to do fine.

In addition, as others have pointed out. The Cambridges made it quite clear that their current living arrangements are meant to be long term and not change when becoming prince and princess of Wales. They have the use of a helicopter so going bavk and forth to Anmer Hall seems relatively esay (and something they are already doing). They won't be the prince and princess of Wales for London but for the UK, so no need to also have a country home close to the capital where they already live.

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Old 12-23-2018, 12:05 PM
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have use of the Royal Helicopter for travel to and from engagements (if needed) and to and from residences (if needed).

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Old 12-23-2018, 02:23 PM
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Who has use of Chevening is decided by the Prime Minister. Although is was once assigned to Charles, he never lived there and there is no royal connection.

"Formerly the principal seat of the Earls Stanhope, under the Chevening Estate Act 1959 (amended 1987) the house and estate are held in trust by the Board of Trustees of the Chevening Estate to serve as a furnished country residence for a person nominated by the Prime Minister, so qualified by being a member of the Cabinet or a descendant of King George VI. The nominee pays for their own private living expenses when in residence"

The usual nominee is the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth.

I don't think with all the properties currently available, adding yet another one will happen (and it would be poor PR if it did)

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Old 12-25-2018, 04:17 PM
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The Canbridgea seem very happy and well settled in both their current residences. I just can't see them having the use for a third home just now. Even Charles and the Queen have only two "main" homes (the others being seasonal retreats).

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