The dispute over the Royal Lodge does not seem to have been finally resolved: rumor has it that King Charles III. (74) that his brother Prince Andrew (63) is moving out of the 38 million property in Windsor so that the villa is free for Prince William (41) and his family. But apparently his son has no intention of moving into the 30-room property with Kate (41) and the three children. A source told Page Six that William, Kate, George, 9, Charlotte, 8, and Louis, 5, are "very happy" at their current home, Adelaide Cottage.
The family of five moved from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor last September. In contrast to the luxurious 30-room Royal Lodge, the small, sweet Adelaide Cottage has only four bedrooms.
A family move to the property, which is currently occupied by the disgraced Prince Andrew, could also pose a costly security issue for King Charles. Because the Royal Lodge is outside the security area of Windsor Castle. That means there is a separate security service that King Charles has to pay for.
For British taxpayers, a move for William and Kate would mean an even greater financial burden - something King Charles has speculated is keen to avoid. The Adelaide Cottage, on the other hand, is within the security perimeter of Windsor Castle. That could be another reason Prince William and Princess Kate aren't set to move again in the coming months.
Prince Andrew had to withdraw from public life as a member of the royal family in 2019 due to his alleged involvement in the Epstein scandal. King Charles' brother moved into the Royal Lodge in 2002 after the death of Queen Mum (1992 - 2002).
He lives in the 30 rooms with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson (63). His lease for the villa is said to only expire in 75 years. According to insiders, he is certain that the royal family will not be able to throw him out because his name is on the lease with the Crown Estate. In addition, according to insiders, he is said to be covering the costs for the upcoming roof repairs this summer and also refuses to move out during the construction work for fear of not being allowed to return afterwards.