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Prince William and Kate Middleton to revisit Wales - see their first home with precious memories

The Prince and Princess of Wales lived in Anglesey with their firstborn son Prince George 

Prince William and Princess Kate smiling at each other
Bridie Wilkins
Bridie WilkinsSenior Health & Fitness Writer
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Prince William and Princess Kate are set to revisit Wales today, a destination which holds a special place in their hearts thanks to them living there when Prince George was young. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales will be visiting St Davids Cathedral to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The royals will join a short private service to mark this poignant day, in a place that will no doubt conjure up bittersweet memories.

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 They lived in a four-bedroom country house in Anglesey, Wales from 2011 to 2013, and it is considered to be their eldest son's first home.

The family rented a farmhouse on the Bodorgan Estate for approximately £750 per month from Lord and Lady Meyrick. It boasted private beach access and beautiful views of Newborough Forest, but while Prince William described it as an "immensley special place", his wife admitted to feeling isolated during her time there.

The Prince reportedly moved in after he was stationed in Anglesey to train for the Royal Air Force. Kate joined him a few months after he relocated, while she was working at her parents' company as a website designer, photographer and relationships manager.

They moved into Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace after William's job as a military pilot ended in 2013. At the time, William 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.

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The couple's former home in Wales

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"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." 

However, during a visit to a children's centre in Cardiff in 2020, Kate revealed that she felt isolated after giving birth to Prince George.

"I was chatting to some of the mums, I had just had George and William was still working with search and rescue, so we came up here when George was a tiny, tiny little baby, in the middle of Anglesey.

The family visited Wales together© Anwar Hussein
The family have close links to Wales

"It was so isolated, so cut off, I didn't have my family around me, he was doing night shifts, so if only I'd had a centre like this at a certain time."

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.

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The family now split their time between Adelaide Cottage, Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall

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 that were used as sleeping quarters for the security guards.

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Bodorgan Hall is the largest property in Bodorgan and is owned by Lord and Lady Meyrick, 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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