Levin: The Cambridges will announce their move to Windsor ‘next week’

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Angela Levin is one of the more unhinged royal commentators, as many of you know. Levin made some comments this week about some of the big royal stories, and her comments have left me… confused. This week, Piers Morgan was “cleared” by Ofcom, which basically means that Piers has the right to be as vile as he wants and his repulsive racism and misogyny falls under the “freedom of speech” banner. Piers is desperate to make this about “Piers versus the Duchess of Sussex.” Meanwhile, the only time Meghan has acknowledged him in four years was when she made one personal complaint to the head of ITV in March. Meghan has not acknowledged the Ofcom “verdict,” because honestly, who cares? It’s done. Well, Levin thinks Meghan cares a lot:

A royal expert has alleged Meghan Markle will try “every which way” to refute Ofcom’s latest ruling, which has cleared ITV over comments made by Piers Morgan regarding the Duchess. Meghan Markle made a personal complaint to the broadcasting regulator after the Good Morning Britain host said he didn’t believe her during her interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. Royal biographer Angela Levin claimed the Duchess’s desire to win is “scary” and claimed she will “fight very hard” to overrule the decision.

Speaking to GB News host Nigel Farage, royal expert Angela Levin said: “It’ll be a step back but I’m quite sure she will try every which way of coming back and complaining and not taking that. We heard the other day that there was some rumour that it was breaking her freedom of speech and all that as well, so I think that she will fight very hard. We’ve seen the battle she’s had over her father, she will not talk to him under any circumstances, even when he has tried publicly and privately to apologise. She needs to win, she really needs to win and that’s what is quite scary.”

[From The Daily Express]

What? No, I’m really asking: what is she talking about? Is there anything to “fight” about? Meghan never said Piers didn’t have the right to his opinion. He’s just not free from consequences. Plus, it’s not like Piers is getting his job back, lol.

Meanwhile, Levin thinks she has some insider tea on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s move to Windsor:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be actively planning to relocate to Windsor, and the move could be announced imminently. Royal expert Angela Levin hinted the Cambridges will announce their move either “next week” or around Christmas time.

The monarchy is in a “moment of transition” according to royal historian Dr Ed Owens. He is a former university lecturer and author of “The Family Firm”.

He told Express.co.uk: “Since the Megxit moment of almost 18 months ago, the Cambridges have been trying to redefine themselves and elevate their public images. The problem with being at Anmer Hall was that they were pretty out of the public eye. Obviously they’ve always had their apartments at Kensington Palace, that’s been their London base, but moving to the South East and the Windsor area represents an opportunity to elevate their public image, to make themselves more visible.” Dr Owens describes the move as a “very deliberate, symbolic act”.

He said: “They’re clearly trying to associate themselves with the Queen, present themselves as supportive individuals and also associate themselves with this very historic site that’s been important for the monarchy for a long time.”

Ms Levin told GB News that, while the move will bring many benefits to the Cambridges, it will have likely been motivated by the fact they “care very much about their family”.

[From The Daily Express]

Again, if William and Kate were trying to increase their visibility, they would spend more time in London and base themselves there more permanently instead of running off to Norfolk constantly. While Windsor is more convenient than Anmer Hall, Kensington Palace is still the *most* convenient option if they wanted to work. A move to Windsor is just another hide-out. And it will be curious to see if they do announce the move soon – I’m getting the impression that this “move to Windsor” is something Will and Kate dreamt up and maybe the Queen and Charles have not exactly signed off on it.

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  1. Lorelei says:

    Have the Cambridges EVER done anything without announcing beforehand that they’re going to do it?!!

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Worse. They announce intention and then never follow through.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Wiglet Watcher after I posted it, I realized what I actually meant to say was that they always announce that there’s another announcement coming.
        I guess they’re trying to create anticipation? It just comes across as stupid and a waste of time.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Lorelei
        I think this is an old tactic of announcing things to feel out the public vibes. Like how they floated Carole moving into AH or KP to help Kate. Or to give the Midds titles. It gets tossed out and they wait for a response.

      • Anh says:

        In Australia, we have a Prime Minister that does this quite often

    • Alexandria says:

      They don’t announce their vacations, shopping, galivanting.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think that Kate is moving to Windsor with the children for her base in order to be closer to her mother and William will retain in the apartment at Kensington Palace as his base and visit Windsor on the odd weekend.

      • Ann says:

        That’s what I think too. The separate households thing is happening. Kate and the kids are moving out of Kensington Palace.

      • Kalana says:

        I wonder if Kate pushed for the royals to outright purchase a house for her closer to her family (that she could keep if she and William divorced) and had to settle for a Crown property.

        How many kitchens will Kate want for this new place?

      • JT says:

        This where I’m at as well. They about start their formal, informal separation and Kate needs to be close to mummy.

      • nic919 says:

        This is it. Kate is living with the kids close to school in September and billy is doing whatever he wants.

        Also there is a difference between “next week” and sometime around “christmas” but as with other Cambridge ammouncements, it is always this vague.

      • Shawna says:

        It’s very interesting that the Berkshire-in-general narrative changed to Windsor-in-particular. It gives support to Kalana’s suggestion that a freehold for her in Berkshire was nixed, but that Windsor was floated as a compromise. This makes the Berkshire home shopping story the thing that was putting pressure on Petty Betty and Chuck.

      • Enny says:

        I hear Frogmore’s available… 🙄

      • Becks1 says:

        @Kalana and @Shawna – I think you two are right. Berkshire to be “close to the Middletons” was being floated but then someone shot that down, so the consolation prize is a crown estate property in Windsor, and it’s about “being close to the Queen.” But I think this is about the Cambridges separation.

  2. Amelie says:

    Levin is just a nutcase. I don’t think she knows what WK are going to do and I doubt MM gives a crap one way or another but they sure want her to.

    • Eating Popcorn says:

      Yes, they will announce it next week or at Christmas…. throw spaghetti on wall, see if it sticks.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        LOL. That is the in depth work of an “award winning journalist”

        Honest question, does anyone know if Levin has ever actually been given awards?
        When searched, all that comes up are links to her page and her books that say she’s an award winning journalist. Making sh*t up is what Lievin does though.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Can I have a few grams of whatever Angela Levin is on? It seems like a wild time.

    • Kalana says:

      At this point if I see Angela Levin’s name, I just scroll past. We know she’s nuts, what’s the point of giving her attention?

      • North of Boston says:

        In my head I picture Angela from The Office, so when I see her name I always imagine an intense woman throwing a cat lol!

        SAVE BANDIT!!!

  4. Talie says:

    The Windsor move is interesting, but what happens to Anmer? Does the Queen just rent it out again? Or do they want to keep that too for Christmas holidays only?

    I mean, three houses is fine if you’re paying for them all, but as we know, it’s unlikely this move will be coming out of their pocket.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Anmer was TQ’s gift to them, but then again, we’ve seen how *one* couple was asked to not only pay for repairs and security for it, but how they had to *pay back* a cash amount for it’s lease for the time they were USING said GIFT.

      *Supposedly* the Keenbridges were supposed to pay for decorating/soft furnishings of all the homes, and taxpayers/crown paying for structural work (ie: wiring, asbestos removal, roofing), but it seems to me that M&H seemed to shoulder a lot of those expenses for Frogmore as well.

      It will be very interesting to see who pays for what for this THIRD home, and how much is siphoned off for “extra security” for one of the Midd properties (ie James’ new home…will they say it needs beefing up due to the Keens ‘spending considerable time’ there?).

      • notasugarhere says:

        They don’t own Anmer, the ‘gift’ was living there rent-free. Charles paid for the upgrades (Duchy funds?), except those that were claimed as security and passed on to the taxpayers.

    • L4frimaire says:

      All this talk of moving here, there, whatever. If you’re moving, just do it already.

  5. Princess Peach says:

    I think this is just to counter all the stories about Harry still being close to the Queen.

    William is a real piece of work. He has to be the most loved by everyone in the family, has to have the most status, the most attention, etc.

    • Gail Hirst says:

      Yet if he were secure in himself, if he had built self-esteem (which comes from the actual doing, no one can give you self-esteem) he’d have been able to let Harry & Meghan work and do everything they wanted and not worry about over-shadowing because let’s face it, he is going to be king one day (maybe) and it’s unlikely Harry ever will. But because of hierarchy the story is don’t overshadow this weak man. But doing anything at all would overshadow him, because he does nothing..he has his equerry make telephone calls for him FFS can’t even lift the phone himself. Meghan and Harry were built to serve. He could have let them do what they needed and lived in the background, being kingly and sending out his brother to do things under his ‘jurisdiction’ and get kudos for ‘letting’ H&M have ideas and follow through with them. The more Willy Whines, the worse he looks and I don’t get why he doesn’t get that…….

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      I don’t know if anyone remembers this, but way back when PWT once spoke of ‘psychologically winning’ over Harry. Every time. As the big brother, it was his right.
      This move is more of the same – ‘must win! Crush Harry!’ – together with the fact that the Keens’ marriage is completely up the spout, they can’t stand each other, and want miles and miles between their respective persons.

    • PrincessK says:

      The Queen is clearly not very keen on the Cambridge’s but of course she can’t say that can she. In terms of the pecking order of favs they are way down the list. The Queen has the inside story on the Cambridge’s.

  6. Lucy says:

    So they’ll announce next week OR at Christmas time? Pretty loose time frame there.

    I do think this move thing is very interesting, and that it’s been consistently framed as caring about family. Almost like they need to prove they care about family after running the only Royal sibling and his family off. It is a new tact though. They’ve gone from only talking about family duty to caring. Hmmm

    • Pao says:

      I was about to say this LOL. Between next week and Christmas? Well that narrows it down…. Not.

      I think the move is also interesting because the reason for them to move to amner was to become less visible. I do think they have a point in saying that they want to elevate their profiles by seemingly being close to the queen.

    • Mary Mae says:

      I was just thinking the same thing. Did I really read that? Can I have whatever Levin is taking? Cuz it’s the good stuff. She’s obviously sharing it with her editor too. Also about we just ask the Magic 8 Ball for more clarity? Or maybe that’s her source!

    • Sure says:

      Think the move to Windsor is really about being closer to Eton which George will most likely be attending same as his father.

      • Pao says:

        Isn’t eton a boarding school? The trip home on the weekends could be easily made since its only 45 min from eton to kensington palace. So if its about being close to george KP is actually just fine.

      • Sofia says:

        George has a good 5 years before he gets to Eton as it’s 13+.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        They might have day students when the kids are younger so he might not board the first year.

      • notasugarhere says:

        William and Harry were sent to boarding school at eight. I could see George being a day-boarder at a school near Windsor, which is the excuse for a move.

    • Lionel says:

      Ha! That got me too. If it’s true and they announce this anytime between now and February, she can say she was right. If it’s not true, it’s more likely people will have forgotten about it by next year. It’s either inane or brilliant, I can’t decide which!

  7. Moderatelywealthy says:

    You see, overlooked really meant “attention whores want more of it”

    Their new motto seems to be f**k the children! I am ready for my close up!

    Ps: Lol…they want to shadow the Queen to have even more positive headlines is it a power grab?

    No matter, both ways this only shows those two are shameless!

  8. kelleybelle says:

    Judging by the thumbnail photo Kate needs to ditch the smokes and ease off on the running. She looks like she’s 56. Off-topic I know, but … anyway, Angela Levin has all the credibility of Uncle Gary or worse, Sr. Markle. Megxit-loving, repulsive troll knows nothing.

    • Muisje says:

      Wait. Is she smoking? (Thats a real, not a sarcastic question.)

      • lanne says:

        Not sure if she still smokes, but she used to smoke. Some women in the public eye smoke as it’s an easy way to keep your weight low. I imagine she juuls instead of smoking cigarettes.

      • kelleybelle says:

        She smokes, yes. And so does William. A lot of royals smoke, they’re just not photographed doing so. Jackie Kennedy was a chain smoker but how often was she photographed with one in her hand? Twice?

  9. Sofia says:

    Levin has no insider tea about this. Her timeframe is really weird as well. If they don’t announce next week, they’ll announce at Christmas? Vague as well.

    Edit: okay she means from next week to Christmas but that’s again, vague and I doubt she knows anything.

  10. fluffy_bunny says:

    What’s up with that dress in the header picture? It is really really awful.

    • TabithaD says:

      I was just thinking that. She really does wear some terrible clothes. I’d say she dresses like a grandma from the shires, but even grandmas don’t really dress like that these days. Maybe a posh 1980’s grandma?

    • Lady D says:

      That green outfit she wore in N. Ireland will take the end-of-year prize for the most hideous.

  11. Lolo says:

    I really wonder if there will be any outrage once there is some million dollar renovation announced. Hmm hmmm. Or the fact that they will now have 3 homes?

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Lolo: 4 homes. They have a house on the Balmoral estate.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They do not own Tam Na Ghar. They have priority use of it if they want it, but it remains part of the Balmoral estate proper. Harry and William were given the priority use of it from the time they were teens, but W&K mostly stayed at Birkhall (or William did) when they took weekends away from St Andrews. They wanted the piles of staff to wait on them, which are already installed at Birkhall.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Aren’t all these homes within 2 hours of London? Why do they need this cluster of mansions? Maybe they got sick of reading about The Sussexes mansion and all its bathrooms, which get mentioned every time, in every Sussex article. It seems whenever the littlest bit of news comes up with the Sussexes, some news about the Cambridge’s suddenly come up too. Every time.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Windsor is within 45 minutes depending on traffic. Anmer is in Norfolk, a 3+ hour drive away from her mummy.

  12. Mac says:

    Levin defending Thomas Markle is just too much. He is an abusive narcissist who thinks he can send some flowers and all of his abuse will be washed away.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I doubt she’s concerned about Thomas, he’s just another stick to beat Meghan over the head with.

      • Tessa says:

        It is just so bad that this man is treated as “victim” by some in the media and on social media.All he had to do was return Harry and Meghan’s phone calls and texts, graciously accept the airline tickets and walk his daughter down the aisle and he did not stop running to the media after they first photographed him “trying on suits.”

    • kelleybelle says:

      That abhorrent miscreant was PAID to participate in the smear campaign that nearly drove his own daughter to suicide. He took money for it. He needs to writhe in eternal hellfire. He’s been dead to her since just after the wedding when they found he’d taken money to deliberately miss the wedding and blatantly lied to her. No going back. The “sending flowers” was a stunt for which he was yet again paid. He doesn’t even know her address. Has a bigger POS ever existed?

      • Feeshalori says:

        Which is why this woman acting outraged for someone employed as the ratchets’ tool to undermine and persecute his daughter is hypocritical and disingenuous.

    • PrincessK says:

      Levin is beyond nauseating. She knows what she is doing….really awful.
      She is really cashing in marketing herself as a royal expert.

  13. Sure says:

    Maybe working more often would help increase their visibility as opposed to just moving digs.

  14. TabithaD says:

    They need to “elevate their public image”, indeed. Interesting that he used those words, and it shows that there is an awareness at least at some level that their public image needs some serious work.
    Oh well …

    • Kalana says:

      But not by working more! By hiding behind the Queen and the grandness of Windsor Castle. These two are Andrew Part II.

      • Over it says:

        Agree with you both, needing 4 homes and doing no work to at least make it look justifiable is just ridiculous. None of these leeches should have as many or as big a house or houses as they do because none of them work enough for them. But let’s go attack Harry and Meghan who both work and pay for theirs. These people all make me sick

  15. Courtney B says:

    Some of the royal Facebook groups I’m on were fawning all over this decision or the rumor of it. How dedicated to family they are. How much they love and respect the queen. God bless them. Etc. Blah blah. It was pretty nauseating but hilarious as well.

    • Eurydice says:

      If they loved TQ so much, they would have spent more than one weekend of their weeks-long holiday with her.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ LOL! That’s funny @Eurydice, because we all know the Queen ain’t into either Charles or the Cambridges. Her Maj clearly prefers Andrew and the Wessexes. Remember how Queen Liz cut Khate and Willileaks dead at the Magnificent 7 photo shoot designed to cover for Cain/Unable’s pitiful awful pandemic whistle stop fiasco in Scotland?

        Devilish carnival ‘expert’ Levin should try spinning that travesty into an embiggening keen Cambridges tabloid distraction. Or maybe she has done so already. Nothing Levin spouts is worth hearing, reading or thinking about too much. It’s cray cray time whenever she gets on her high horse to tell lies. Levin lost her marbles a long time ago.

    • Lorelei says:

      God the Cambridges’ fans are so gullible.

  16. Kalana says:

    The Cambridges thoroughly sullied KP with their Jason Knauf bullying antics and the fake research center for Arly Yars. Of course they want a fresh start, they can’t create anything but they can throw money around and get something new and shiny. Kate can live closer to her family and William can go clubbing in London.

    • kelleybelle says:

      And rosebush-trimming …

    • The Hench says:

      Yes – and they thoroughly sullied Anmer with Will’s rosebush antics and Kate’s clumsy and, as seen by the Turnip Toffs, unforgivably bourgeois attempt to freeze Rose out.

  17. girl_ninja says:

    That Levin woman is truly out of her gourd. The way she seems to just make up sh** about Harry and Meghan is quite troubling. The Cambridges are sooooooo boring.

    • lanne says:

      How does she have a job at all? Both she and that Morgan nutcase would be arrested for stalking behavior, or they certainly wouldn’t be on TV, if they were in the US. I can’t really take UK media seriously because they all seem to allow/encourage crazy stalker behavior from the ratchets.

  18. Snuffles says:

    RR and The Firm remain shocked that anyone would challenge their fuckery – and WIN!

  19. Lolo says:

    After all this work will and Kate are doing to try and look close to the queen..it would be hilarious if M&H had her on their podcast.

  20. keroppi says:

    I’m curious if both of them will be moving to Windsor?

  21. Kelsey says:

    Hate being like this, but funny how Windsor wasn’t a thought as far as living until Harry and Meghan moved there. Now it’s a royal real estate hot spot? Mucho interesting.

    • JT says:

      Those two are always late to the party because all they do is copy. There isn’t an original thought between them. Besides, it doesn’t matter where they move, they still aren’t going to overshadow anyone. If they couldn’t be the IT couple as the FFKQC in London, no less, it’s not happening in Windsor. This move makes no sense in how they are presenting it.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I really do not think this has anything to with the Sussexes. This is Kate wanting to be closer to her Mummy and William not wanting to fork out his own (or Chuck’s) money to buy Kate her own house in Bucklebury, West Berkshire.

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ Right Kelsey! You hit the nail on the head. I was going to mention what you have said up-thread. Other posters have alluded in many threads to this ‘copying M&H’ habit that W&K are addicted to. This is quite clearly another ‘copy the Sussexes’ move.

      Even though many Sussex supporters seem to dislike Frogmore Cottage because it was formerly used as apartments for royal servants, the truth is Windsor Great Park is a beautiful setting. Early on, we’d heard a lot about how Windsor was important to M&H because they spent time there walking the grounds during their courtship. Plus Harry had attended nearby Eton, and he was christened at St. George’s Chapel. Moreover, Windsor Castle has always been a residence favored by Queen Liz.

      Frogmore House was bought by King George III for his beloved wife, Queen Sofia Charlotte whose mother was descended from Portuguese royalty known to have African blood in various branches of their family tree.
      It was Queen Charlotte who had Frogmore Cottage designed and built as her garden retreat. The architectural style is known as ‘cottages orne,’ which Queen Charlotte helped to popularize. One of the reasons why Frogmore Cottage was not well known, talked about, or highly regarded is I suppose because it was always overshadowed by and often confused with the much larger Grade 1 structure, Frogmore House. And Frogmore Cottage was also allowed to become rundown, and then used as a staff residence. Still, both properties have an important history and are located on gorgeous, prime property.

      The town of Windsor is quaint and lovely. Add to this M&H’s amazing love story, with their iconic engagement pics being taken on the grounds of the Windsor estate at Frogmore House. Plus, the whole royal wedding at St. George’s Chapel, and the reception at Frogmore House, combined with the Sussexes’ move to the renovated Frogmore Cottage. As well, Archie’s birth photo shoot at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle, where M&H’s wedding reception took place. We are talking some unforgettable magical memories. Of course, W&K have been extremely jealous of all the attention on M&H at Windsor.

      Let’s not forget the whole James Bond vibe when M&H departed Windsor Castle in that electric blue sports car. All of this is going to go down in history. House of Windsor and royal love story drama at Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage. A residence, btw, that everyone still wants to get an inside glimpse of.

      Heck, Montecito, CA holds widespread popularity and renown these days simply because the Duke & Duchess of Success and royal romance have made the area their forever home.

      Cannot and Willnot, try as they do to keep copying and competing, don’t measure up. They never will. This rumored move to Windsor is definitely another Cambridge cosplay attempt.

  22. Here4Tea says:

    Levin is a disgrace.

  23. Cessily says:

    They spend so much time spreading hate about a woman that moves in circles so far over their heads that they are like ants viewed from a rooftop.

  24. Amy Bee says:

    I say it every time, Angela Levin is unhinged. She like the others were expecting Meghan and Harry to put out a statement about Ofcom but they’ve moved on from this and have no interest in the one-side feud with Piers Morgan.

    As for the Windsor move, it’s interesting that there’s no outrage from the press like when Harry and Meghan announced that they were moving to Windsor. If the Cambridges want more attention, staying London and doing more work is what they should be doing.

  25. Harper says:

    So when Kate Nicholl used “overlooked” she didn’t mean privacy. Will actually thinks he’s not getting enough media attention at Anmer, so instead of, you know, doing something for the underserved in the kingdom to up his profile, he decides he’ll move to Windsor. I think the crisis managers quit a long time ago because this is lame.

    Does anyone think the move is happening now, and it will either be announced in real-time aka next week, or confirmed after the fact in a slow news period, like the week between Christmas and New Year’s while the Brits are in a more festive mood?

    • Kiddy says:

      Anmer Hall is a country retreat and not a suitable stable permanent living space for a Prince-on-duty. It is just too far away. All the big Brits have “country piles” because the apartments in the city are often smallish and on the weekends they “get away” to their country pile. Even the British Prime Minister has an official weekend country retreat mansion thing. Kensington Palace apartments is W&Ks main base so far. Now they move into Windsor to be closer to the Queen.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Prince on duty? Since when has William shown any sense of duty? W&K’s main base is hiding out in Norfolk, with William running across the field to see Rose anytime. Let’s not forget the 7+ million in taxpayer funds wasted on Apartment 1A.

        Charles and Anne both have country piles 2+ hours from London, in addition to places in London. Charles at Clarence House, Anne in a townhouse at St James Palace.

        W&K’s apartment 1A in London is 50 rooms, not exactly a tiny spot. Next excuse for this ridiculous (potential) move to yet another palatial home for W&K?

  26. tamsin says:

    What will happen to the Early Childhood Research Centre to be established in Kensington Palace? Was it supposed to be a physical space with staff, or just a place to visit virtually? Or was it just an empty announcement to fill the void of real accomplishments?

    • kelleybelle says:

      The latter. It’s mostly bollox to make it appear that Kate actually does something. She really doesn’t.

    • Christine says:

      I have been wracking my brain to try and think of anything Wills and Kate have done in their entire relationship, that is of note. I am drawing a complete blank. Sitting on stage while Meghan and Harry ran circles around them one time doesn’t count. Is there ANY notable charity work, for either of them, ever?!?

      • Duch says:

        Heads Up, I guess. But that was with Harry. Can’t think of anything just the 2 of them created and promoted.

    • PrincessK says:

      😆😆😆. Early childhood….all these projects that result in zero.

  27. Jane B says:

    KP apartments are literally above a gift shop and museum. Any royal who is famous at all would not lead a happy life there. The Palace should just rent out those apartments to rich people instead of trying to entice the Keens to stay infrequently.

    • Kalana says:

      They kicked Historic Royal Palaces out of that space. It’s their own fault and the Queen and Charles should have sided with the charity which did not want to leave. At this point William and Kate should be on the hook for paying back the cost of the renovations if they want yet another property to be renovated for them.

    • notasugarhere says:

      No, Apartment 1A is not above a shop. They kicked out HRP, which kicked off the whole HRP building a basement for storage and staff over near the Orangery. W&K have the entire 4 story 1A to themselves, plus Apartments 8&9 for their staff, plus a row of apartments for their staff along the drive next to Apartment 1 (former Gloucester space). They may or may not also have some of Apartment 1.

      Next to 1A is the State Rooms (not publicly accessible). Around the corner from that, attached to the State Rooms, is Historic Royal Palaces. W&K are not on the public side of the building, nor near a giftshop.

      • Naomi says:

        That is amazing. How many staff members do these two have? Private chefs, nannies, butler, housekeeper, maids, what?

      • notasugarhere says:

        They have three+ dozen office staff. Those staff use Apartments 8&9 as office space, not living space.

        Three nannies, two housekeepers, cleaners, cooks, equerries, etc. The main employees, like the nannies and housekeepers, would have housing at KP as part of their hiring. They’re the ones who get the small apartments long the side near Apartment 1. The rest have to make do trying to live in London on what little the royals pay.

  28. MissMarirose says:

    Of course, they would use the “angry” “scary” Black woman trope. It’s a classic.

    (on a marginally related note, I wonder if Mel B ever talked about the fact that the only Black woman in her group was nicknamed “Scary Spice.”)

  29. Eurydice says:

    I still don’t understand why, after 18 months, the Cambridges still haven’t “repositioned” themselves. Their position is the same as it was before, except Harry and Meghan aren’t there – which is what they wanted all along. I think this was just an excuse for them to spend another year and a half not doing anything. And now they’re going to maybe, allegedly, move to a new house, now, or at Christmas, or maybe Easter next year, and then there’s the Jubilee, and then, and then…they can drag this out for years.

  30. Lizzie says:

    Credit the og commenter who said this is all a cover to close down Kensington offices. Probably the best solution when a report on made up bullying charges is due. ‘What, that office is closed, nothing to see here.’

    Also, the delay of an announcement might be while they are kicking someone else out of a house at Windsor.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Right. It would be a way of disassociating W & K from what is known as the KP smear campaign and false bullying allegations. Knauf isn’t there. W & K aren’t there. Next thing is the records of Meghan’s “bullying” have disappeared somehow while closing the offices. Except, the law firm that was supposedly hired, should have copies of everything at this point. Since it’s publicly known Meghan & Harry have receipts, if this theory is true, the BRF needs to proceed very carefully. I would like CB & Co. to write a book about all the bullf&ckery and title it We Know What You Did Motherf#ckers. I would buy it. They already have me a few days away from buying a couple of long hoodies and some other things. (is there a certain code/way to make purchases to different links that Celebitchy gets credit for?).

      So, Angela Lievin needed to try to one up Katie Nicholl’s story from the other day. AL has a pattern for this. No, Angela. Meghan doesn’t need to ‘win’. Meghan is sleeping peacefully under the tree of truth & receipts while you’re out there spinning you’re web of lies.

  31. molly says:

    This was like last year when all those right wingnuts were screaming about getting cancelled and silenced… on the most watched television news shows, radio, and podcast.
    If the Cambridges want to “elevate their public image” or be more “visible”, all they have to do is make a phone call and any of the thousands of royal patronages would let them show up in an hour. Palace or castle location isn’t the problem here.

  32. Layla says:

    As if single white remaking Meghan’s fashion and projects wasn’t bad enough, these losers want to take it one step further into their delusions 🙄

  33. L4frimaire says:

    Levin constantly lies and espouses disgusting conspiracy theories when it comes to Meghan. What exactly is Meghan supposed to do about Ofcom? I recall someone from Ofcom getting their nose out of joint because the Duchess of Sussex decided to sue the Daily Mail regarding publishing her letter, instead of going through Ofcom first. Meghan knows they’re toothless and does not f*ck with them. The Sussexes expect very very little in terms of decency or accuracy from the UK media and they proceed accordingly.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Her writing ‘Meghan needs to win win win & that’s scary’ is patently ridiculous. Scary for whom? Why? She doesn’t know the duchess, has spent no time with her, how could she even characterize M as needing to win win win? Gah! And she gets paid for this blather.

  34. equality says:

    So Andrew goes to Windsor to hide but W&K see it as a place to be noticed? It’s sad to have to rely on an elderly woman to get attention for you. And Piers was NOT cleared by Ofcom, ITV was. I doubt that H&M care if ITV is in the clear.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I wonder the legalities of Andrew hiding at Windsor (govt property) vs. Balmoral (private property).

    • The Hench says:

      It might not be as much about hiding or being noticed as it is about being as close to the Queen as possible on this real-life chessboard now she has permanently retired to Windsor.

  35. Over it says:

    Angela, an announcement next week which is September versus December, is a long time in between you quarter cup of coconut.
    If Meghan father wanted forgiveness for being an asshole , then he won’t be talking to the likes of you and attacking her and her husband on television.

  36. LRob says:

    I have deep thoughts about this. I don’t care where they live. At all.

    • SueBarbri says:

      It’s almost like Double-Speak at this point, and these reporters ought to be embarrassed. Black is white, lie is truth, William is elegant, Kate is a radical, Meghan is a bully, and Windsor is London, if the RR say so, apparently.

      I’ve spent extensive time in London and Windsor, and there’s absolutely no reason for the Keens to move to Windsor if they’re truly attempting to solidify their spots at the center of the royal universe. Windsor is a nice, posh suburb, and moving there will allow them to be closer to the Queen. But why make a big show of basing yourself out there if you’re truly trying to elevate your public image or whatever? It’s a 45 minute train ride from Waterloo Station. If they want to be “move visible,” then they need to establish themselves in London. That’s a no-brainer. The BM and the RR apparently aren’t allowed to perform a critical or truthful evaluation of the Keens, but come on. I call bs on this.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “If they want to be “move visible,” then they need to establish themselves in London. That’s a no-brainer.”

        I think part of the problem is that William & Kate are not part of the “London Set”. As I think about it, I realize that the Cambridges are not part of “any set” whatsoever. Do William and Kate actually have any friends? QEII, Philip, Charles, Camilla, Anne, Diana, Andrew and Fergie had/have a long history of having friends in may different “Top Drawer Sets” and socializing. William & Kate do not seem to be into any type of socializing.

        Do William & Kate do anything at all?

      • notasugarhere says:

        ‘Do William & Kate do anything at all?’

        They expend a lot of energy hiding the state of their relationship.

        He goes off on lads holidays, spends time with Rose, goes hunting. She goes shopping and runs home to mummy.

  37. Naomi says:

    Will they helicopter to Windsor from KP? I can’t imagine them doing the drive very often. I guess Harry was commuting from Frogmore to Buckingham Palace, going by the Oprah interview?

  38. Kiddy says:

    The Queen wants her family close by now her husband is dead. Prince Charles ist not the youngest any more either and Prince William will have to learn.

    And btw I think the monarchy should be abolished. Because Prince Charles is “in” with certain people who want dramatic changes for this world and most people wouldn’t agree with that. Google K_lau*s Sc*wa__b

    • PrincessK says:

      The Queen does not need to have family nearby. The Queen is closer to her servants who are like her family. In any case the Cambridge’s would not be top of the list of the people she would like to see more of. If the Cambridge’s do move it is not because of the Queen.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The Queen wouldn’t choose to have W&K ‘close by’. Plus the Queen is constantly on the move from massive home to massive home. BP, Windsor, Sandringham, Balmoral, in constant rotation. W&K already have a massive home at Sandringham, where the queen spends months every year. They aren’t likely to see her more if they move to Windsor.

      For someone who claims to be anti-monarchy, you seem to be spending a lot of time defending W&K moving to yet another huge house.

      What kind of conspiracy theory trolling is this after all? Are you implying Charles is some kind of global master mind who would alter the world for the worse if he isn’t shoved aside by your favs W&K? Makes note to self to label future posts as trolling.

  39. Carolind says:

    If they are going to Windsor it will be as a weekend home. They still have kids at day school in London and it would not be good to move them. There is a remote chance it will be getting announced George is going to a boarding/prep school when he goes back but I doubt it though they will all go to some boarding school eventually.

    As well as that it would not look good if they were not based most of the time in London. Charles adores Highgrove but in normal circs is still in London a lot. His oh-so-wonderful heir should do the same.

    • notasugarhere says:

      They are already using Anmer as more than a weekend home and not based most of the time in London. What is best for their children doesn’t appear to interest W&K. Otherwise they wouldn’t be in an unhappy failing marriage, William cheating at will and Kate accepting it, and using their kids as PR props.

      They will move the kids from school to school however they like. The kept Charlotte out of school in spring 2020, when the govt and early childhood experts said children of her age *should* be back in school for their social development. But that was inconvenient for W&K and hiding the state of their marriage, so they kept her out of school and went off to Norfolk.

      We can set aside the idea that anything W&K do is in the best interest of their kids. Whatever they do, William does what is in his personal interest, Kate/Carole do what is in Kate’s personal interest.

  40. equality says:

    New headline tweeted by someone from the Mirror: “Will and Kate could be given Windsor Castle gift wanted by Harry and Meghan”. That would be all the explanation needed as to why Will would be angling for something at Windsor or why the BM would claim he was moving there.

  41. Waitwhat? says:

    Piers Moron was only “cleared” (in that the complaint was not upheld) because his co-hosts pushed back against his comments. It says so in the OfCom summary.

  42. Sarah says:

    The Cambridge’s don’t give two sh*ts about their family.

    They are trying to ensure that as the Queen winds down that they are in her favor and you can’t be in her favor without being in her face constantly. It’s hilarious that TQ’s two youngest sons knew that hence their residences in Windsor but her grandson picked a place as far away as possible and now he’s realizing oh wait I should be there as well with my family (rolling eyes hard).

  43. Rapunzel says:

    Really wild tin foil tiara theory: I wonder if Will and Kate created a monster in the KP office and are trying to escape?

    Like, all the bullying of Meg and leaking to the press that was encouraged by W & K prior to Sussexit made KP toxic and W&K want out before staff starts turning on them? And leaking secrets? If certain staffers got used to that extra tabloid tip money, they might be reluctant to give it up.

    Just a thought.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The home staff and office staff are different though. The dozens of office staff who’ve been propping W&K up while attacking Harry and Meghan? They’re still around. Their office staff would remain at their official offices in Apartments 8&9 at KP in London. If they don’t give up Anmer in a possible move to Windsor area? Then they’ll have the full complement of home staff in Anmer, a full complement of home staff in KP, and another third full complement of home staff in Windsor.

  44. Marivic says:

    Instead of the Cambridges announcing their plan to relocate to Windsor, what Angela really meant was the Cambridges announcing their divorce is imminent.

  45. Julia K says:

    No divorce. Charles simply cannot afford to have his own past dredged up again with the “like father, like son” comparison. At this point, keeping the monarchy image as one of stability, is the most important thing. Whatever it takes to keep them together is what will happen.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Plenty of divorces in the Windsor family. Half the people in the UK are divorced, it isn’t a big deal. The future king is divorced and remarried, because that’s legal now in the Church of England. If W&K divorce? If they spin it correctly, it makes William relatable.

      • Julia K says:

        True. However, my understanding is the queen made it clear to W an K that there would be no divorce, a condition of her approval of their wedding perhaps. The monarchy is in peril I believe. No matter how it is spun, it is just one more fracture in an already fragile facade.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That bit of fan fiction belongs with the people who insist Harry and Meghan married against her wishes, because she wanted them to live together for five years first.

        Nor did Edward and Sophie wait so long because the Queen ordered them too to guarantee no divorce. They waited so long because Edward was dragging his feet and anytime the tabloids hinted at marriage, he’d back off from Sophie. She admitted it in an interview, about how frustrated she (Sophie) was getting with the whole thing and them not marrying sooner.

        QEII knows there are no guarantees about marriage or faithfulness, just as she has learned to accept repeated divorces in her family. The Queen will never prevent a born royal from divorcing whomever they want. She isn’t against divorce. She even ordered the divorces of Andrew and Sarah, Charles and Diana.

        The monarchy is in peril. That peril has nothing to do with the state of W&K’s marriage. It is because monarchy is outdated, they still approach The Commonwealth as Colonial Empire, and the world has moved on.

        When QEII passes, many countries will dump the British Royals as their defacto head of state. It has nothing to do with divorce, remarriage, affairs, anybody’s marriage, or popularity polls.

      • Jaded says:

        @Julia K – the Queen allegedly telling W&K they can’t divorce is nothing more than another baseless “a source tells us” rumour spread by the tabloids. My guess is they’re mostly living apart and the Midds keep leaking more rumours of their alleged “house hunting” to cover all bases. Kids going to school in Berkshire: Wanting to move closer to the Queen as she ages out of her role: William wants to put down roots in London to…whatever. The more options that are leaked the more people are going to be just plain bored.

        Just separate FFS, and divorce. It won’t bring the monarchy down, it’s already crumbling.

      • Julia K says:

        Kate will not go quietly. She has invested 20 years, half her life, to the pursuit of this man and the lifestyle and the title. She is here for the long haul. Good luck getting rid of her. She is a quiet timebomb; try to force her hand and she will spill lots of tea. I know the forecast here is divorce, but William needs to know she is not one to piss off. Whether they are living separate lives or not, we will never know. Mrs Middleton will see that Kate continues to never put a step wrong in public. She too is not to be underestimated.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Let’s dispense with the silly notion that Kate ‘never put a step wrong in public’. From her inability to speak even one language to her three dozen flashes on the job in a handful of years, Kate is a laughingstock.

        Kate is irrelevant to the monarchy. If William wants her gone, she will be gone. NO matter what the Midds think they have on William, the royals, govt, and tabloids have far more on the Midds. All he has to do is claim he was manipulated by the evil Middletons and everyone falls in line against them. No one likes the Middletons.

      • Lady D says:

        I still say Kate can do a lot of damage to that institution, and as the mother of the future king, she will not be irrelevant until George is king. She will be like Fergie, making her presence known. And like Fergie, they will have to keep her placated to keep her quiet, because she knows a lot. Her mother could probably tell a few stories too.

      • Nic919 says:

        A quick google search will show that Kate has put many steps wrong, as well as her bum, so really it won’t take much for the establishment media to turn on her if that’s what William wants. The media was against Diana prior to her death and Diana had done far more in her role than Kate ever has.
        Besides her despicable lies about Meghan are just there without correction and you can bet that when the order comes to criticize her that the reporters will reveal just how involved she was in smearing Meghan. They will of course be hypocrites, but the media know just how involved Kate and Carole have been in going after Meghan.

      • Jaded says:

        If, as some say here, Kate will “not go gentle into that good night” to paraphrase Dynan Thomas, she will face a long battle to get a decent amount of alimony and child support, and a handsome estate somewhere. In fact she will have to sign an airtight NDA. This will not end up in a tabloid war between the Midds and William/Charles for the simple reason that having a comfortable financial cushion is far more important than seeking revenge.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Kate will go quietly. She will be paid off and settle into her life of online shopping, vacations and seeking another husband to bankroll her.

        Carole, however, will leave kicking and screaming! Any NDA will be worked around with “sources” and all hands will be played at all costs.

      • Lady D says:

        If I was Kate, I’d be signing the ironclad NDA too. There is no way she will win against the Palace, even though she could do damage. An NDA gives her a nice life with enough money and her kids taken care of.

  46. Noor says:

    1. On Ofcom’s rulings, Alex saved the day for ITV and Morgan by challenging his potentially harmful and offensive comments on Meghan

    2. In defense of the millions spent on renovating KP for Prince William and Kate, the palace said they will be staying there for a long time. They shifted in 2014. The amount spent does not justify a 7 year stay.

  47. Noor says:

    Ofcom missed an opportunity to make a difference and leave Piers Morgan and the tabloids to crow on their “WIN”

    Technically Morgan controversial comments about Meghan did not broach broadcasting code. However Ofcom could have been stronger in their condemnation of the potentially harmful and offensive comments made by Morgan . Instead Ofcom merely said they are concerned about Morgan apparent disregard of the suicidal thoughts expressed by Meghan.

    But Piers comment is not one off. Over the years to date, he has using his media platform to persistently harass a public figure who cannot answer him back.

  48. Pamuk says:

    I’m guessing they want frogmore, atleast for staff, bulliams last spit in the face to harry.

  49. Keri says:

    Looking at that picture, that is a man that loathes his wife. Gnashing his teeth like he’s about to strangle her while she’s trying to keep up appearances by smiling at him. Nobody with sense envies them for sure. Toxicity everywhere

  50. Likeyoucare says:

    Wow so much announcement
    - holiday announcement
    -keen on working announcement
    -announcement for new home picking on tax payer money of course
    - what’s next? Announcement for willie companion perhaps?

  51. ChattyCath says:

    How many bedrooms and bathrooms does Windsor Castle have?

  52. Lizzie says:

    If the queen liked the lazybridges she would be close to them no matter where they live. Kensington, Windsor or Monticto. She cut them dead when they returned from the COVID train tour and they done nothing to redeem themselves. She sees them as they are, spoiled and entitled. They spent one lousy weekend in Scotland with her. Wonder who dictated that, was that all the queen could stand them?

  53. Monica says:

    This just might be their biggest non-story ever.

  54. Debbie says:

    This, ahem, “lady” is really quite deranged, isn’t she? For anyone who considers themselves any kind of journalist to start a sentence with “I heard [from a third party] there was a rumor.” what? Are you kidding me?

    Also, just because the English media is obsessed w/ Meghan that doesn’t mean that she’s obsessed with you or your country. This chick is bent out of shape over a woman who left their country over a year ago. Get over it, and get over her — you’ll all live longer.

    P.S.: Isn’t Nigel Farage the one with the teeth?

  55. Aurelia says:

    Ummm Willie and waity have London based for literally years. They have their 2 oldest kids in primary school . Amler is the country pile. Windsor is in commuting distance of London. Or the kids could enroll in a closer school. Eton in Windsor.

  56. Cottage Cat says:

    How interesting that the papers reported a move “nearer to the Queen” for the Cambridges, days before a hatchet job on Charles. Oh boy, the Middletons want the Crown, big time.

  57. Marivic says:

    There’s always no love in the room when these two Cambridges are around. Divorce is looming large.

  58. Carolind says:

    The British public don’t give a darn about Kate or the Middletons.