The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved to their current home, Kensington Palace in 2013, having lived on the Bodorgan estate previously.
Before moving to Kensington Palace, Kate Middleton and Prince William lived on a farm cottage with private beach access on the Bodorgan Estate in Anglesey, Wales, during “the first years of their relationship”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge finally left to live at Kensington after William finished working as a military pilot in 2013, with the Prince saying this at the time during an event: “This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both. Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family.”
Kate was unfortunately unable to attend the event-the Anglesey Country Show-the Prince continued: “I know that I speak for Catherine when I say that I have never in my life known somewhere as beautiful and as welcoming as Anglesey.”
According to reports, Prince William first moved in there in 2011, when he was stationed in Anglesey to train for the Royal Air Force. The new Duchess of Cambridge quickly joined him, just a couple of months after he arrived there, with her working at her parent’s company as a website designer, photographer and relationships manager at the time. For their stay there, the couple would pay 750 pounds per month for it.
The house has largely stayed under wraps since the royals spent their time there, but from what we know, it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen. A photo of the dining room shows incredible views of the Bodorgan Estate, as well as a traditional log fireplace. Some believe that the farm is actually made out of two houses, with a staircase between the two. Around the main home there are several outhouses, where the sleeping quarters of the security guards are.
Bodorgan Hall is the largest property in Bodorgan, owned by the Lord and Lady Meryick, who is the niece of the Duke of Buccleuch. Apparently, the home “has access to a private beach which nobody else could reach, onto the estuary,” while guests “could see the water from the bedrooms on the first floor, which look over the top of the outbuildings,” and “you have to go through the farmyard to get down to the beach”.