The Cambridge family have spent a significant amount of time at their country home in Norfolk during the last two years.
In a recent interview, Prince William talked about how the Queen’s Sandringham Estate “feels like home” for his family.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have their own residence in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, with it being only a few minutes away from Sandringham House. In the past, Prince William and Kate have borrowed the Queen’s country escape to use as an office space when the Queen is not there.
So it comes as no surprise that the Cambridge family are quite fond of the Norfolk area and their home there, with William saying: “We love this area.”
In the newest BBC One Documentary Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, William explains how his late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, is responsible for his love of the coastal county.
“Sandringham has always been a really, really important part of his life,” William said. “He was tasked with being the warden, managing the estate from 1952. I think for him, being up here, was an escape.”
After his retirement from royal duties in 2017, Prince Philip, who passed away in April, spent much of his time at Wood Farm on the 20,000-acre estate.
“He likes the fact that he’s been able to have an impact here,” William added. “He’s planted over 40 kilometres of hedge land, 45 woods, over two million trees. These things really matter to the makeup of the surrounding area.
“He doesn’t talk or waffle, he wants to get involved and do it himself and that’s what he’s done here. He’s really been heavily involved in shaping and deciding the future of the environment here.”
Speaking of his own love of Sandringham, William continued: “For me, coming here and now living here, everything that he’s done has led up to Catherine and I feeling that this is a part of the country we want to be in. We love this area, it feels like home, and that’s because of what he’s created.”
During the multiple lockdowns, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent all of them at Norfolk with their three children, homeschooling them and coping the best they can with the situation. Only recently did they return to London due to the children starting school, but they will no doubt return to it when the next school holiday comes.
In the documentary, there are interviews with both Prince Harry and Prince William, as well as their cousins Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The hour-long documentary will air on BBC One on the 22nd of September.