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Where are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spending lockdown? Find out everything about Anmer House in Norfolk.
Everyone in the UK is currently self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are no exception.
And while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on lockdown in California, Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided to take Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the English countryside.
But where exactly are Kate and Wills self-isolating? Here’s what we know…
Though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge usually live at Kensington Palace, the couple have been isolating in their country estate, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
The three-storey property is located nearby to Sandringham House on Sandringham Estate, where the Queen spends Christmas.
Given to the couple as a wedding gift from the Queen in 2011, the 18th-century building is said to have 10 bedrooms and is set in stunning grounds.
Recently sharing photos from inside the stunning property, a snap of Kate working in the office revealed a chestnut wood desk, a baroque style carpet, and a cream window seat and sofa.
Elsewhere in the house, the family have a luxurious dining room, chic bedrooms for the kids and a ‘child-friendly’ kitchen.
Outside, the family reportedly have climbing frames, a climbing wall and swings.
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Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health — in recent weeks The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time. Last week ☎️ The Duke spoke to @mindcharity CEO Paul Farmer, and The Duchess spoke to Catherine Roche, CEO of @_place2be. Today Public Health England has published new guidance to help support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and updated its world-leading Every Mind Matters platform, with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak; take a look at our Story or visit the link in our bio 📱 to find out more. Speaking about the new guidance, The Duke and Duchess said: • “It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. • By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead”. • The Government has also announced a grant for @MindCharity to help fund their services for people struggling with their mental wellbeing during this time.
The property previously had a swimming pool and tennis court, but it is thought that Kate and William decided to replace these with an artificial lawn.
It’s not even the first time that the Cambridges have lived there as the family previously moved to Anmer Hall while Prince William worked as a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance until 2017.
Prince William and Prince Harry were said to have visited the country house when they were children, and It was also home to the Duke and Duchess of Kent between 1972 and 1990,
Anmer Hall has recently undergone an interior revamp, said to have cost around £1.5million.
Kate reportedly enlisted help from interior designer Ben Pentreath, who has previously worked for Prince Charles, Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler.