What Kate Middleton, Prince William Set Up At Home To Protect Prince George And Princess Charlotte's Security And Privacy
Royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William are moving their young family to Kensington Palace in London from Anmer Hall in Norfolk in a few months. To prepare for life in the busy city, the parents have set up an ingenious idea to protect their kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte from the public's prying eyes.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enlisted gardeners to plant conifer trees that will grow to 40 ft. and become an 820 ft. wall around the western side of Kensington, where the family's residence is situated. According to Hello, the royal couple wanted the trees for security and privacy as it will block what people from outside can see.
Yahoo reports that this addition will cost $33,000 (£20,000) of taxpayers' money. The royal family's security and privacy details, however, have always been an important but challenging facet of their life under the scrutiny of the public.
When the royal family established residence in Anmer Hall in 2015, they asked the public to respect their privacy. Apparently, photographers were hovering outside the property to "observe the royal family, but also to photograph them going about their activities on the estate," as stated in a letter circulated in the media, according to The Guardian. The letter reiterated "acts of harassment and breaches of privacy to cease."
The family's decision to move from the country to the city is due to the royal couple becoming more involved in their duties and charity work under Queen Elizabeth II. Prince George is also about to start school in the fall in London, the palace confirmed in its official statement.
In December, the Duke and Duchess were reported to have set interest in enrolling Prince George at the Wetherby School, according to Huffington Post. Prince William and his brother Prince Harry also attended this institution in the '80s.