How Princess Charlotte Led Kate Middleton & Prince William to Seek a Simpler Life

Princess Charlotte has changed the monarchy

Though she may only be a year old, this little girl has had a big influence on her royal family. Since arriving last May, Princess Charlotte's parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, left London behind for greener pastures -- literally. The family resides out of the limelight at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, where Charlotte and her big brother Prince George can revel in the pleasures of childhood.

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With George getting a bit bigger -- he's nearly 3 -- it makes sense that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would want him to have plenty of space to run around while enjoying a country setting. The Georgian Manor House, which dates back to the early 1800s, was gifted to the royal couple as a wedding present from Queen Elizabeth. (Bet re-gifting this beauty never even entered their minds!)

Following Charlotte's birth, the family left their home inside Buckingham Palace to move to this elegant 10-bedroom estate 100 miles away. It's hard to believe the adorable princess is already a year old!

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We certainly can't fault Prince William for wanting to keep his precious family away from prying eyes and the lenses of the paparazzi. With two little ones to think about, we can see why the couple would choose the quiet countryside over the allure of London.

According to Vanity Fair, the growing family is able to enjoy the simple pleasures of playing outdoors, preparing their own meals, and living a "normal" life. Good for them.

We can only imagine the prince and princess will be better off for having these formative years spent with their doting parents in a sweet setting. 

 

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