Prince William and Duchess Kate have found a new way to protect the privacy of their children and their plan is to go green. The Royal couple have always been diligent in their efforts to ensure their children George and Charlotte have a private life out of the public eye, and now the parents are enlisting the help of their gardener to help keep prying eyes out of their backyard.
The young family currently lives in the English countryside in Norfolk, but with three-year-old Prince George starting school in the fall, the Royals are relocating to London and will reside in Kensington Palace. Since the Palace pulls double duty as their new home and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK, William and Kate are working with a team of gardeners to increase the security around their residence.
According to Hello! Magazine, a team of gardeners will soon begin working on planting conifer trees around the western side of the palace, which is where the Royal couple’s 1A apartment is located. The trees, which will grow up to 40 feet, will create an 820-foot long wall, which will block the view of Kensington Palace Gardens. With all the talk of walls in the news, this is one we can actually get behind.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have lived in their 10-bedroom home in Norfolk since 2015, with the estate becoming a safe-haven thanks to William securing a no-fly zone around the home. The move to London for George’s schooling also coincides with William’s announcement that he will be resigning from his job as a pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance to take on more royal duties with wife Kate.
Kensington Palace has already issued a warning to photographers in anticipation of the couple’s move, saying “The warm-hearted and understandable interest in the royal family and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge needs to be balanced with their right to a private family life. This is especially important for a family with very young children.”
We tend to agree.