The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Very First Home: A Farmhouse in Anglesey, Wales
For three years, the four bedroom Farmhouse, located on the Bordorgan Home Farm, an estate on the island off the Northwestern tip of Wales was home to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William first moved there as a single man when he was posted to Anglesey as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley. Catherine joined him full-time after their wedding in April 2011.
Downstairs there is a spacious living room, a dining room with French doors, kitchen, utility room and cloak room. The windows look out onto a private beach where they liked to take walks with their dog, Lupo.
The house was rented for £750 a month and their landlord was Sir George Meyrick, one of the wealthiest landowners in Wales.
A local resident whose friends were doing some work on the house at the time once said: "My friends told me how lovely Kate was. Every morning she'd make them a cup of tea and she didn't have any staff around, it was just her, looking after the house."
A local homeware retailer recalled that Kate would often come there to shop and remembered her choosing a £9 cushion, with the word 'Love' embroidered on it, a £23 faux fur leather trey and an £11 magazine file. She would also frequent shops such as the local butcher and fishmonger who recalled: "She liked a bit of salmon fillet or cold loin. She always asked what was fresh that day and always about the price. I got the impression that she was quite careful with her money."
In September 2013, following William's decision to leave Anglesey, they moved into Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace while Apartment 1A was being renovated, with their then two-month-old son, Prince George.
In his goodbye to Anglesey locals, William said: "This island has been our first home together and it will always be an immensely special place to us both."
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