Kate Middleton Feels "Imprisoned" in London, Source Says

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According to royal insiders, Kate Middleton and Prince William are moving out of Kensington Palace in favor of a more modest home at Anmer Hall.

Though there's been no official announcement yet, it's believed that Will and Kate have already begun the process of abandoning their lavish London digs in order to escape from constant media attention and allow Will to pursue his career as an air ambulance operator.

William, Kate and George Picture

The Cambridges' move has received mixed reactions in the UK, where many believe Will is not only shirking his royal duties, but has wasted tax payer dollars by spending millions renovating Kensington.

Early rumors indicated that the relocation was the Duchess' decision - a result of Kate's frequent clashes with the Queen.

According to a recent report in The Daily Mail, however, Kate has been pushing Will to leave London, but not for the reasons we initially thought:

"William and Catherine are not pavement people," a source tells the tabloid.

"They prefer the countryside. They can't wait to move to Anmer Hall...it's going to be their family home. They enjoy the quiet life they can have their, and feel imprisoned at [Kensington] Palace."

The source goes on to say that Kate grew to despise the paparazzi in London, and particularly hated how much attention the press devoted to her frequent shopping sprees. 

In addition, the insider claims that many of Will and Kate's "posh" friends live near Anmer and the royal couple is looking forward to participating in the low-key party scene of rural Norfolk.

Vintage Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William back when they first started dating. Such an adorable picture ... and such a head of hair he used to have!

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Kate Middleton Biography

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Reading, England
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Kate Middleton