How (and Where) Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Bonding with Princess Charlotte

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and little baby Princess Charlotte are getting in their first round of family bonding! Just four days after the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth, the group has left their London home of Kensington Palace in favor of Anmer Hall, their country home 110 miles north of the city.

According to People, they'll spend most of the summer having quality time in the recently-renovated 10-bedroom house that Queen Elizabeth gave them as a gift. "With two very young children, the focus will be on the family this summer," a royal source said.

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"It's like a fancy farmhouse," another source told People of the estate, which has an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. "It isn't grandiose. But it's a great, friendly family environment." They're not kidding — Anmer Hall sits on the grounds of the Queen's own Sandringham manse.

Luckily, their neighbors in the more rustic area of the U.K. won't bother them too much. "We are all pleased to know that they are coming to Anmer, but we aren't going to be too forward about it," a local source told People. "There won't be a huge street party or anything like that. We hope they will be happy here, which I am sure they will. And we hope to eventually see them out and about with Princess Charlotte."

We do, too! For now though, with Kate enjoying her time off and Prince William getting ready to return to his job after a two-week leave, they'll savor their private time. "They are very settled, his job is set, they have their house, and the status quo hasn't changed in the royal family at large," a source told People. "So they are looking forward to a period of calm."

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