A news report by MyLondon claims that having close proximity to Windsor Castle allows Prince Edward and his family to visit the Queen on most weekends. Edward, 57, who in recent years has seen himself relegated to the position of 14th successor to the Queen, moved into his 120-room mansion in Bagshot Park, Surrey in 1999, shortly after marrying his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Their home is a Grade II-listed building which was most recently rebuilt in 1879, and is located on 51 acres of land and is said to be worth £30 million.
The grounds also include a private lake and a number of stables.
But the home’s best feature is probably being located just 11 miles away from the Queen’s home in Windsor Castle, giving their children Lady Louise and James easy access to their grandmother.
Sophie once told Sky News in an interview: “We are a lot more fortunate because we live so close to the Queen, so when she spends a lot of time at Windsor on the weekends, our children are more fortunate because they can go over and have tea with her on a regular basis.”
According to a report in The Telegraph, the royal couple has an extended lease on the property for the next 150 years.
With beautiful views of the lawn, terracotta brick walls, wall-to-wall wooden bookshelves and a marble fireplace, their home really is a palace unto itself.
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The future king and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, moved to the address after their wedding in 2011.
It’s where the couple and their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – spend most of their time.