Prince William and Kate Middleton are pimping their ride country home.
As the royal parents prepare to move into their Apartment 1A digs at Kensington Palace (which also has had some work done) sometime very soon, their other country home at Anmer Hall has begun some major renovations to make it fit for a king (queen and future king).
Like what, you ask? Oh, you know, the usual—a large conservatory here, a new driveway there…
OK, OK, here are the deets (or at least, the only details that were offered up about the plans):
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According to Express UK, a Clarence House spokeswoman refused to discuss the plans for Anmer Hall, saying, “It is a private matter. We won’t be making any comment on it at all,” but there are a few construction plans that are out in the open.
Will & Kate have applied for planning consent via royal aides, in order to build a glass-roofed extension on the kitchen at Anmer Hall. The proposed conservatory is an adaptation of a planned 16 foot by 16 foot garden room, which has already been approved by King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.
Original plans for the extension illustrated that it would have panoramic views from it’s windows on all three sides with a tiled roof; however the new application for the Georgian mansion on the Sandringham estate asks for a glazed roof instead of tiles so more sunlight can come through.
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The new plans have been drawn up by architect Charles Morris, who was behind the renovations for Prince Charles’ Highgrove House, and the amended application also includes plans to install a generator so security equipment still functions in the event of a power cut.
The royals’ application also asks the council to not go through with an earlier requirement for an archaeological dig to take place on the route of a proposed new driveway to the ten-bedroom house. Aides say that the foundations of the road will not be deep enough to disturb any ancient remains. However, if any important relics are unearthed, archaeologists will be there to conduct a full dig.
Will, Kate and Prince George are expected to move into the home in the next few months.
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