Anmer Hall

Just because they're royalty doesn't make them exempt from everyday household problems, and now Prince William and Kate Middleton's swimming pool at their country home has supposedly become the source of a major renovation project.

(OMG. You guys are going to love this one.)

Apparently the pool's current location at their home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, doesn't provide the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with enough sunlight or enough privacy. My my, what are a prince and princess to do with such an unfortunate situation? Duh, move the pool, of course!

Yep. Kate and Wills are reportedly moving the pool to a spot that is "sunnier and more secluded," to ensure that their summer days can be enjoyed without worrying about any unwanted onlookers -- in particular, photographers. (Oh, come on -- you know sunbathing will never be the same for Kate after the topless photo scandal.)

It's understandable that the royal couple would want a bit more privacy, especially considering past events and having a little one on the way -- but is going so far as to move the pool really the best solution? And "moving the pool" is actually the wrong choice of terms, because you really can't move a pool. If they want it in a different spot, they'll have to dig a new one and fill in the old one, which will make for a pretty hideous backyard eyesore.

If extra privacy is really what they're after, why don't they just build a big fence around the current pool instead? That'll make for a lot less work, not to mention way less upheaval.

They have a baby on the way for crying out loud. Now is simply not the time to be tearing up their summer home.

Do you think moving the pool seems a bit extreme, even for the royals?

 

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