There are exciting times ahead for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The royal family are moving back to London, Kensington Palace has announced.
According to a statement, Prince William and Kate will "increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace".
Since 2014 the couple have always used their London home, Apartment 1A, as their official residence when carrying out royal duties, but they have based their young family primarily in their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.
The royals have used their London home, Apartment 1A, as their official residence since 2014
This arrangement allowed William to work as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance, a role he has "valued hugely". But because the Prince is due to finish his role with the organisation in the summer, it makes sense to return to London.
"Their Royal Highnesses love their time in Norfolk and it will continue to be their home," the statement emphasised.
William and Kate will "increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace"
From this autumn, the family will relocate to London. The move will allow William and Kate to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes they support, as they have done in recent years. This commitment will "require greater time spent in London".
In addition, George will start school in the capital in September. Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London, the statement revealed.
George will start school in London, while Charlotte will start nursery
The palace update ended with a few words from William, who said it had been a "huge privilege" to fly with the EEAA. "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," he said.
He added: "I have loved being part of a team of professional, talented people that save lives every day. My admiration for our country's medical and emergency services community could not be any stronger."