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Royal expert explains how 'protective' locals help Kate and Wills enjoy date nights

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Earlier this week, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children were spotted tucking into a pub lunch near their country home in Norfolk. It looked very idyllic. But, given just how famous the Cambridge family is, you're probably wondering how they're able to enjoy family days out and date nights just like the rest of us.

Well, as it turns out, it's all to do with the family's neighbours. Speaking to OK!, royal expert, Katie Nicholl, said: "The locals are incredibly protective of them, you don't often see people get out their camera phones and record them. They are left to just get on with a family occasion."

Nicholl continued, "If you speak to anyone from North Norfolk, they're incredibly proud that William and Kate are continuing a love affair with Norfolk that goes back generations. Kate and William tend to go to the same places and these are places where they are known and have a good relationship with the landlord or landlady."

"They've been going to these places for a long time, so it's not unusual and it's not difficult for them to go and relax," the expert added.

Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

The Cambridges currently split their time between their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, and Kensington Palace in London. "Norfolk is one of the few places they can just enjoy ordinary, every day experiences as a family," Nicholl points out, "William and Kate often go out on date nights and you don't hear about it. They pick places that they like."

But the Norfolk locals may be saying farewell to the family in the coming weeks, as it's been reported that Kate and William plan to move their family to Windsor where they'll be closer to the Queen.

According to another royal insider [via Mail on Sunday], "Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham but it doesn’t really work any more. It’s a little too far away for weekends but Windsor is a perfect compromise."

Their potential move coincides with the Queen's own plans. Traditionally, the Queen spends her working week at Buckingham Palace and uses Windsor Castle as her weekend residence. But according to the insider, she now plans to relocate permanently to Windsor when she returns from her holiday in Balmoral.

The Cambridge's potential move hasn't been confirmed yet, so it looks like they'll still be enjoying plenty more pub lunches and secret date nights in the Norfolk countryside.

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