A Look at Kate Middleton's Most Famous Residences

Including her current digs with William, George, and Charlotte.

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You'd probably expect the Duchess of Cambridge to live like, well, royalty her entire life. But since Kate Middleton wasn't always part of the British royal family (she is the first commoner to marry into it in 350 years), she didn't always live in a palace — though many of her homes were certainly no less grand.

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In the village of Bradfield Southend, you'll find Kate Middleton's childhood home. Her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, bought the property back in 1979 to raise their three children. However, from May 1984 to September 1986 the family moved to Amman, Jordan, where her parents worked for British Airways.

After returning home from Jordan, Middleton attended two different schools near her home. The first one was St. Andrew's in Pangbourne, which she attended for six years and boarded on the property for the last two. Then she attended (but did not live at) Downe House for a brief period of time.

Next up, Middleton spent time at one of England's most exclusive (and pricy!) boarding schools, Marlborough College.


For her higher education, Middleton went to the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland — the same school Prince William attended. Both lived on-campus in St. Salvator's Hall.


Once married, the newlyweds moved to the Welsh island of Anglesey (seen here) and rented out Bordorgan Home Farm for several years, which was a rural four-bedroom farmhouse. When saying goodbye to the locals, Prince William said: "This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both."

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After Middleton gave birth to Prince George, she moved into her parent's current home, (known as Bucklebury Manor) for a few months of privacy and family time.


Then it was time for the couple to move into a royal palace (finally!). They renovated Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace (previously home to Princess Margaret), which is known as the grandest on the grounds, featuring four levels and 20 rooms.


But after the birth of Princess Charlotte, the family moved back to the country. This time to the 10-bedroom Anmer Hall in Norfolk. The Georgian mansion is located on the Sandringham Estate, which is where the queen holidays, and includes a private pool and tennis court.

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