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Kate Middleton and Prince William are ready to leave the ‘glorious prison’ of Kensington Palace, royal experts say

LIKE many mothers, Kate Middleton spends the month of August preparing her children for their return to school.

But it’s not just pencil cases and uniform tags that the mother-of-three will be organizing this year, as fall not only signals a new tenure for Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, but new beginnings for them too her and William.

The £1,970 white and brown polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich that Kate Middleton wore to Royal Ascot in June is no longer to be found

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The £1,970 white and brown polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich that Kate Middleton wore to Royal Ascot in June is no longer to be found
Kate's reaction to Louis when he got restless during the anniversary celebrations cemented her place in the heart of the nation

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Kate’s reaction to Louis when he got restless during the anniversary celebrations cemented her place in the heart of the nation

The family move to Windsor after one last ‘normal’ summer at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. They are believed to have the keys to Adelaide Cottage, a four bedroom house on the Windsor estate.

Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith says: “William and Kate will have their hands full this summer as they move home to be closer to the Queen and place the children at a new school. But I think they are ready for the next chapter in their lives.”

It is believed that the main reason for her move to Windsor rather than Kensington Palace is not only to give the children more freedom, but also to be closer to the Queen and Kate’s parents and siblings.

Since the loss of Prince Philip last year, the Duke and Duchess have not only been there for Her Majesty, but have also stepped up their roles as mobility issues have increasingly forced the 96-year-old monarch to step back from royal engagements.

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Both Wills and Kate must be ready to take on and prepare for the transition within the royal family when Prince Charles becomes king.

Royal biographer and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward explains: “I think Wills and Kate need space to raise their children. Kensington Palace is a magnificent prison for children – they want to be able to play football without being observed from behind the gates.

“I think Windsor will be perfect for them as they have a lot of freedom and they can all go to school together.”

Kate is keen on raising the children there as it is also close to Bucklebury, Berkshire, where she grew up and where her parents Michael, 73, and Carole, 67, live in a £4.7million Georgian Manor house living is barely an hour’s drive from Windsor Great Park.

Kate’s sister Pippa and her investment banker husband James Matthews have also just invested £15million in a place in the county and last year her brother James and his French wife Alizée bought a £1.45million farmhouse in the village of Stanford Dingley, three Miles down the road from her parents.

James Matthews is also co-owner of Bucklebury Farm Park, the safari park and petting zoo which is an absolute favorite of George, Charlotte and Louis.

Of course, a new home also means a new school. George and Charlotte have now left Thomas’s Battersea Prep School in south west London and will start at a new local school in Berkshire this September alongside their younger brother Louis.

The smart money is at Lambrook co-educational prep school on Winkfield Row, which costs more than £4,389 per student per semester.

Having enjoyed a relatively normal upbringing in Norfolk, it’s inevitable that the children will become more visible after the move, and William and Kate have prepared them for their public roles.

The young Cambridges took center stage during platinum anniversary celebrations, including an official visit to Wales in June, and George attended tennis with his mum at Wimbledon last month.

Kate’s reaction to Louis when he got restless during the anniversary celebrations cemented her place in the heart of the nation and proved she faces the same challenges as any mother.

She gave her youngest a stern chat after he jumped up and down the balcony of Buckingham Palace, covering his ears at the noise of the RAF planes overhead, pulling funny faces and shaking his mother’s finger before giving his Hands over her mouth, at the anniversary contest.

Their shared touch provoked a surge of support on social media.

I think Wills and Kate need space to raise their kids. Kensington Palace is a magnificent prison for children – they want to be able to play football without being observed from behind the gates.

Ingrid Sewer

Afterwards, she and William gave the four-year-old a special shout-out. “Thank you to everyone who has come out to show their gratitude to the Queen and her inspiring 70 year leadership,” they wrote.

“From the crowds on the Mall to communities holding street parties across the country, we hope you had a memorable weekend. We all had an incredible time, especially Louis…”

Gary says: “Kate was brilliant in so many ways – as a wife, mother, advisor, partner, ambassador, figurehead and future queen. She doesn’t let anyone down. She shines in every situation, on every stage and behaves with class.

“She’s already the one we all look to as a role model first. We’re all super proud of them as a nation. The royal family is in safe, beautiful, and heaven-sent hands. She has that in both good times and bad.”

In many ways, it’s not surprising that Kate is looking increasingly majestic, having spent exactly half of her life in the royal inner circle. She began dating William when she was a 20-year-old college student and is now a 40-year-old mom.

But she also had the perfect mentor, as the Queen has quietly guided her behind the scenes.

“[Her Majesty] was very generous in not being forceful in any of her views at all,” Kate revealed in an ITV documentary to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. “But I feel like she was there, really gentle guidance for me.”

Ever since her engagement to William 12 years ago, Kate has been a global fashion phenomenon that has spawned an entire industry analyzing and copying what she wears.

She was responsible for websites crashing when fans tried to mimic her royal look. Credited by various economists with a £1 billion boost to the economy, she has regularly featured in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list.

Kate was brilliant in many ways – as a wife, mother, lawyer, partner, ambassador, figurehead and future queen.

Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith

Alexandra Richmond, a consumer analyst at market research firm Mintel, actually called the £1billion figure “conservative”, adding: “There’s something about Kate’s looks that appeals to everyone.”

The “Kate Effect” began the moment she and William got engaged. A £310 Libélula coat she wore to friends Sarah Stourton and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher’s wedding in 2011 sold out in hours and had a waiting list of 300.

More recently, Alessandra Rich’s £1,970 white and brown polka-dot dress she wore to Royal Ascot in June is no longer to be found – as is the £1,515 azure polka-dot dress , which Kate wore to the Platinum Jubilee Lunch at Wimbledon.

Despite being a fashion icon and working queen, motherhood is Kate’s most important task and raising her children will be her enduring legacy shaped by her early years research.

She believes that experiences in the early years – from the womb to the age of five – largely shape our future life.

In an interview on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, she revealed that her research has made her the mom she is. “It’s the simple things that really make a difference,” she said.

“It’s time to spend with your kids. It’s not about whether you’ve done every single drop-off and every single pickup.

“But really, it’s those beautiful moments that you spend with your child where you really listen to them, really understand what they’re feeling, and really take the time to think when something goes wrong, ‘How do I feel when Mother? Am I actually making the situation worse for my child because this is addressing all sorts of things I’m feeling instead of just focusing on them and how they react or respond to certain situations?’”

As far as we can see, the future generation of royals is in very good hands.

The Cambridges took center stage during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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The Cambridges took center stage during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Raising her children will be Kate's lasting legacy

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Raising her children will be Kate’s lasting legacy

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Jessica MacLeish

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