The Royal Family owns by far some of the largest properties across the British Peninsula. Some of these properties, castles and estates have remained in the family for over a thousand years. It’s no mystery that the rightful owner of all that property is the current Queen Elizabeth. But given the Queen’s fragile health, it might not be long before the properties are passed on to the next rightful heir, Prince William, and his wife, the future Queen, Kate Middleton.
Apart from the official estates owned by the crown, the family also owns a number of private properties that are owned by the adult children and grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth.
As a wedding present to Kate and William, Queen Elizabeth gifted Anmer Hall to the couple in 2011, this beautiful house is located in Norfolk, England and was built in 1802. There have been numerous renovations of the house over the years, but all of them have maintained the rustic outlook of the exterior of the house.
Originally bought by Prince Edward, the house was soon merged into the Sandringham estate. But with the huge forest covers, the house still has ample privacy even if it is located within the grounds.
Currently, the Duke and Duchess have used the property as a personal estate to live with their children since 2015.
The Bucklebury Manor is located in the village of Bucklebury, which is the Ancestral home of the Middleton children. After her marriage, when Kate had to move to Buckingham Palace, the house was taken over by her parents, who currently reside in it. The house is steeped in history and dates back to more than 200 years.
Despite that, the house has indeed undergone some expensive renovations over the years. The careful modernization of the home has not altered its originality which much of the original structures are still in place.
This is the house where Kate spent a large part of her teenage as the family moved into the house when Kate was just 13 years old. The beautifully preserved house overlooks lush gardens and almost one and a half acres of open grounds surrounding the house. The house is notoriously famous for the incident when Prince William landed in a helicopter in the backyard of the house, a fact that was revealed in a wedding speech during the Royal Wedding.
Before meeting her prince, Kate used to live in an apartment on Old church street with her sister Pippa. The house is by no means the kind of property that she and her family have lived in over the years. It’s a modest apartment that was used as a temporary place to stay during her university years.
But that doesn’t mean that the house compromises on all luxury. By average standards, the house would still be classified as a high-end luxury apartment with three floors, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms along with a living and dining room. The property recently sold for almost 2 million pounds.