Kate Middleton’s incredible homes before and after becoming a royal

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William may be considering a move to Fort Belvedere in Windsor Great Park, an 18th century property which was once home to Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, according to reports.

The Grade II listed country house on Shrubs Hill in Windsor Great Park, Surrey, which was built in a Gothic Revival style in the 1820s, would mark the latest plush home for the Duchess.

Kate, 40, officially became a royal when she married the Queen's eldest grandson on April 29 2011. However, she had her fair share of beautiful living arrangements before then.

Oak Acre, Bucklebury village, West Berkshire

Kate lived in a £1.5million property named Oak Acre in Bucklebury village, West Berkshire, with her family, from the age of 13.

The beautiful home, set on one-and-a-half acres, has a red brick exterior, Georgian-style windows and pointed roofs.

Marlborough College

Both Kate and her younger siblings Pippa and James Middleton attended Marlborough College, a boarding school in Wiltshire, that costs over £36,000 a year to go to.

Bucklebury Manor

The stunning property dubbed Bucklebury Manor was purchased by the Duchess of Cambridge's parents Carole and Michael Middleton in 2012 for £4.7million, after they deemed their first property, the £1.5million Oak Acre, less secure.

It has played host to Pippa and James Matthews' wedding reception back in 2017 where a lavish marquee was set up for the plush affair.

The home boasts two living rooms with a selection of luxurious armchairs and two traditional log fireplaces.

The impressive 18-acre grounds include a tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and extensive gardens.

The manor also has five reception rooms as well as an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room with 17th century fireplace, library and sitting room.

University of St Andrews

In September 2001, Kate enrolled at the University of St Andrews following a gap year in Italy. She spent her first year living in St Salvator's Hall where she met William.

They then moved in together alongside friends in an off-campus apartment in the middle of town.

Chelsea, West London

Kate lived with her younger sister Pippa in a three-storey apartment on Old Church Street, Chelsea, with three bedrooms. It sold for £1.88million in September 2019.

Anglesey, Wales

William and Kate moved to Anglesey in 2011 while he served there as an RAF Valley search and rescue pilot.

They rented a farmhouse on Bodorgan Home Farm with access to a private beach and views of Newborough Forest.

Anmer Hall

The Queen gifted William and Kate the beautiful Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in 2013.

They renovated the large country house for two years before moving in with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in 2015.

The royal couple reportedly spent most of 2021 in Anmer Hall due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Their adorable family video to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary was taken in its grounds and royal fans have been able to get a sneak peek inside thanks to various snaps.

It is believed to have had its interior design thought out by art history graduate Kate.

Kensington Palace, London

William and Kate now live in London full-time and have settled in at Kensington Palace's Apartment 1A with their three children.

When Apartment 1A, the former home of Princess Margaret, underwent a renovation process, the future king and queen lived at Nottingham Cottage within the grounds of Kensington Palace.

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