Kate and William apparently “don’t want” to move into Royal Lodge, despite rumors that they’ve had their sights on the 30-room home.
The Prince and Princess of Wales currently reside at Adelaide Cottage with their three children, having relocated there last year, while Prince Andrew resides at Royal Lodge.
However, the King is eager to transfer his brother on, something the Duke flatly refuses to do.
It was previously believed that William and Kate have their sights set on Royal Lodge ever since Andrew’s possible departure.
Despite the King’s pressure, Andrew has refused to leave the 30-room mansion, even refusing to relocate temporarily during renovations for fear of losing the home permanently.
Sources originally claimed Adelaide Cottage was too tiny for Prince William, Kate, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, but according to Page Six, the pair is “extremely happy” in their current residence.
The royal couple wishes to remain at Adelaide Cottage to provide their three children with the best possible upbringing.
The King is eager for the family of five to relocate to Royal Lodge, encouraging Andrew to consider moving to Frogmore Cottage, the former residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Andrew moved into the Royal Lodge in 2002, after signing a 75-year lease. He continues to live there with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
The King proposed that Andrew “downsize” to Frogmore Cottage permanently to make room for the future King and Queen.
It was announced earlier this year that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were leaving Frogmore Cottage, the property they used as their UK base after stepping down from royal duties three years ago.
The couple moved to the United States in 2020 after living in Frogmore Cottage since the birth of their son, Prince Archie, in 2019.