Prince William, Duke of Cambridge receives a gift from his grandmotherduring his 30th birthday celebration. One of the cottages of Queen Elizabeth estate in Sandringham will be given to Prince William and wife Duchess Catherine later this year as long the property will be made available.
A property is definitely being made available to William and Kate this year and a plan is in place for William to have his own place on the estate.The 20,000-acre Sandringham estate near King’s Lynn in Norfolk has been owned by the Queen since her accession in 1952 and by the Royal Family since 1862. This lovely and peaceful place will be loved by Prince William as being a country boy and loves Norfolk just like his father and grandparents.
Kate and William have also previously stayed at Wood Farm Cottage in Wolferton, a modest cottage set in a secluded part of the estate that is often used as an informal weekend retreat by the Royals. Its still unknown which of the 150 residential, commercial and agricultural properties on the estate that the Queen intends to give to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The estate was Built by Edward VII soon after he moved to Sandringham, it was the first home of King George V and Queen Mary after their marriage in 1893. Sandringham was a favourite of George V, who declared it ‘the place I love better than anywhere in the world’ and William’s great-grandfather, King George VI, was born there in 1895.