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Prince William and Duchess Catherine announce they're moving home to London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially confirmed their exciting new plans for 2017.

After much speculation, Prince William and Duchess Catherine have confirmed that they're indeed returning to the hustle and bustle of London life.
The family's decision to relocate from their Anmer Hall base to their Kensington palace residence, Apartment 1A, will work perfectly with Prince George starting big school and William upping his duties as a full-time royal.
“Their Royal Highnesses love their time in Norfolk and it will continue to be their home,” the couple explained in a new statement from their office.
“From this autumn, however, the Duke and Duchess will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace. As they have in recent years, their royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes they support, which will require greater time spent in London.”
For the proud parents, their two little ones always come first.
In their statement, the pair explained that the move was also very important for their two kids, three-year-old Prince George and one-year-old Princess Charlotte.
“Prince George will begin school in London in September, and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London as well," it continued.
As yet, there has been no official word on where Prince George will go to school, but royal watchers tip London's Wetherby Pre-Preparatory School, which is where both Prince William and Harry went.
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The family adored their time in Norfolk but are now ready to settle into London life!
The jam-packed statement also confirmed that Prince William is officially retiring as an emergency pilot at the end of August.
“It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglia Air Ambulance,” the second-in-line-to-the-throne said in the statement.
“Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my royal work for decades to come.”
This year, we can expect to see a lot more of William representing his grandmother The Queen.
Meanwhile, royal insiders have explained to People* that Catherine's “primary role is as a mother and, as any family with children starting school will know, this year will be a significant one.”
This story originally appeared on Woman's Day Australia

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