Prince William and Kate have a ‘secret’ third home hidden away on Queen’s estate

Prince William and Kate Middleton have a "secret" holiday home that most royal fans don’t know about.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s main home is at Kensington Palace in London, and they maintain a second residence at Anmer Hall, a few miles from Her Majesty the Queen ’s private home at Sandringham.

But shortly before she died in 2002, Queen Elizabeth the late Queen Mother gifted Tam-Na-Ghar cottage, a stone’s throw from Balmoral, to the young prince.

The three-bedroomed property is reportedly the Cambridges’ favourite home, where they can spend happy times together as a family while remaining within easy reach of William’s parents and grandparents.

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The secluded cottage is deliberately kept as a private hideaway and no photos showing the interior or exterior of the property have ever been officially released.

Tam-Na-Ghar is one of 150 buildings on the sprawling 50,000-acre Balmoral estate – and the entire complex is where most years you can expect to see the royals taking their annual summer break.

A few cottages on the estate – for example Colt Cottages, Connachat Cottage, Karim Cottage and Rhebreck Lodge – are available as holiday lets.

But you can’t stay in them while the Royal Family are actually in residence, so there’ll be no popping up to Balmoral to ask Prince Philip if you can borrow a cup of sugar.

The Duke and Duchess haven’t seen much of Tam-Na-Ghar lately though. They’ve spent most of lockdown at the more roomy Anmer Hall – a three-storey 18th-century mansion in Norfolk that was given to the couple by The Queen as a wedding gift in 2011.

The couple are said to be living outside of London for the ' foreseeable future ' due to the coronavirus pandemic

In normal times, the Cambridges use Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace as their main base, and a recent social media post gave royal-watchers a rare glimpse inside.

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