The royal couple explained that they would leave their residence in Norfolk so that William could take on more responsibilities for the crown.
Kensington Palace has issued an update about The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's plans for 2017 pic.twitter.com/1RguPHMdHB
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“Their Royal Highnesses love their time in Norfolk and it will continue to be their home,” the statement read. “From this autumn, however, the Duke and Duchess will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace. As they have in recent years, their royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spent in London.”
“Prince George will begin school in London in September, and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London as well,” the statement added.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have used their house at Anmer Hall in Norfolk as their main residence since 2014.
The Duke of Cambridge will also end his role as a helicopter pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance, a charity based in Cambridge, after two years of service.
“It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglia Air Ambulance,” he said in the statement. “Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come.”
In December, the Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday in April, was about to step down, abandoning the patronage of 25 organizations and charities to other members of the royal family, including William and Kate.