Prince William and Kate Middleton hope to return to first home - see photos

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left the Bodorgan estate to move to Kensington Palace in 2013

Bridie Wilkins

Kate Middleton and Prince William previously lived on a farm cottage with private beach access on the Bodorgan Estate in Anglesey, Wales during "the first years of their relationship".

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left to live at Kensington Palace after William's job as a military pilot ended in 2013, the Prince said: "This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both. Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family.

With Kate unable to attend the event – Anglesey Country Show – he added: "I know that I speak for Catherine when I say that I have never in my life known somewhere as beautiful and as welcoming as Anglesey." 

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Prince William reportedly moved in in 2011 after he was stationed in Anglesey to train for the Royal Air Force. The now Duchess of Cambridge joined him a few months after he relocated, while she was working at her parent's company as a website designer, photographer and relationships manager, and the couple paid approximately £750 rent per month.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William's former home in Anglesey

The home has largely been kept under wraps since the royals spent their time there, but it is known that it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen. A photo of the dining room, meanwhile, showed incredible views over the Bodorgan Estate, as well as a traditional log fireplace. It is also believed that the farm is actually formed of two houses, with a staircase between the two. Surrounding the main home are several outhouses which were used as sleeping quarters for the security guards.

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The Cambridge family at their Norfolk home, where they are currently staying

Bodorgan Hall is the largest property in Bodorgan, and is owned by Lord and Lady Meryick, who is the niece of the Duke of Buccleuch. Apparently, the home "has access to a private beach which nobody else could reach, onto the estuary," while guests "could see the water from the bedrooms on the first floor, which look over the top of the outbuildings," and "you have to go through the farmyard to get down to the beach".

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