Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invite Queen to Anmer Hall
Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will reportedly welcome the Queen into their private residence over the festive season.
Prince William and his wife, Duchess Catherine – with whom he has 16-month-old son Prince George – were given the country retreat of Anmer Hall in Norfolk by Her Majesty last year and are now said to have invited her to see the results of recent renovations.
A source told MailOnline: “They have worked very hard to make Anmer Hall feel like a family home.”
The couple are believed to have made a number of changes to the 18th Century property to ensure greater privacy for themselves and any guests who visit.
William and Catherine, both 32, are reported to have added a conservatory, refurbished the kitchen, re-routed the driveway, expanded the accommodation in the ten-bedroom mansion and planted more trees to shield the Georgian home from prying eyes.
Duchess Catherine is also believed to have invited her own family to spend Christmas at the Grade II listed building, which has its own swimming pool and tennis courts, after she and William celebrated George’s first Christmas at her parents’ house in Bucklebury, Berkshire last year.
However, in keeping with tradition, William, Catherine and George will first spend Christmas Eve with the rest of the royal family at the Queen’s Sandringham House, which is just two miles away from Anmer Hall.