FOR MOST people, having a second home would seem like a real luxury.
However, Prince William and Kate Middleton have gone one up on this – and are reported to have a secret third home that is largely unknown to royal fans.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have a secret third homeCredit: PA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge regularly stay at the Tam-Na-Ghar cottage at Balmoral.
They usually sleep at the very private property – concealed among the estate’s 50,000 acres – when visiting the Queen at her Scottish home.
It was given to William, 39, by his late great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, shortly before she passed away in 2002.
According to Hello!, the duke first used the country pad while he was a student at nearby St Andrews University, and frequently took then-girlfriend Kate on getaways there.
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More recently, the duke and duchess, 39, have stayed there with their children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and three-year-old Prince Louis.
For example, the family visited the cottage in 2019 – a decision reported by Vanity Fair to be to ease pressure on the castle where a lot of guests were also staying.
In addition to the monarch’s main house, the estate also has Birkhall – owned by Prince Charles – as well as more than a hundred other buildings.
The royal family have a long-held tradition of paying a visit every summer, with Her Majesty staying there for several months.
When not in Scotland, the Cambridge family split their time between Kensington Palace in London and Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Last month, it was revealed that the duke and duchess have a rather unusual bedroom set-up at their home in the capital.
According to Hello, they sleep on the ground floor of their royal residence in the capital.
A floor-plan of their Apartment 1A shows that they have two master bedrooms which are situated downstairs – the opposite of where most people like to snooze.
In this case, the upper floors are primarily for their staff, who include full-time nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.
They regularly stay at the Tam-Na-Ghar cottage on the Balmoral Estate, where this property is also situatedCredit: Alamy
The Queen traditionally visits her Scottish home every summerCredit: Getty – Contributor
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also own Anmer Hall on the Sandringham EstateCredit: Getty
Their London home is at Kensington PalaceCredit: Alamy
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