Kate Middleton is planning a very expensive upgrade to her Anmer Hall mansion.
Duchess Kate and husband Prince William just got approval to build an AstroTurf tennis court on their mansion’s grounds, replacing an old and very beaten up court and putting it in a more visually pleasing location. The process — which the Daily Mail reported will cost about $95,000 — will also involve removing about 10 trees.
It seems Kate Middleton will get a lot of use out of the upgrade. Both she and Prince William love playing tennis and plan on using it often.
This is not the first time that Duchess Kate has pumped money into the mansion, which was a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth II. Back in 2013, when Kate and William were awaiting the birth of their first child, the spent close to $1.5 million to prepare the interior of the house to make it more baby-friendly.
The upgrades reportedly weren’t anything fancy, but suited Kate and William perfectly.
“Some might say it’s a little dull,” a friend told Vanity Fair, “but they love it. I saw William recently and he is so happy. They’ve grown out of clubbing and have no interest in parties. They just enjoy being together at home. No one bothers them in Anglesey, there are few paparazzi, and they love the countryside.”
The latest upgrade shows that Kate Middleton and Prince William apparently plan to make Anmer Hall their permanent base of operations for raising their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
And Duchess Kate may be planning a different kind of addition as well. There are rumors that she is planning for baby No. 3, though Celeb Dirty Laundry reports that William may have other ideas.
“Prince William fears pregnancy complications and another round of post-partum depression. The Duke of Cambridge is hesitant when it comes to having a third baby with the Duchess, and might even be worried Kate’s rush to get pregnant again may be for the wrong reasons.
“The Duchess of Cambridge is currently 33, and has had a long-standing plan to have 3 children by the time she is 35. Royal insiders and those close to Kate and William all agreed that Princess Charlotte wouldn’t be the last child the royal couple had. India Hicks, cousin of Prince Charles, assured People, Charlotte wouldn’t be the last of Kate and William’s children.”
There isn’t much controversy around the plans Kate Middleton and Prince William have to add the tennis court to their Amner Hall mansion. The $94,000 project reportedly won’t use any public funds.
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