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You can now live across the street from Prince William and Kate Middleton for only R13,000 per month, just don’t bring your cat

Mikhaila Friel , Business Insider US
 Aug 06, 2019, 09:34 PM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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  • A cottage across the street from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Anmer Hall home in Norfolk is available for rent for the equivalent of R13,000 a month.
  • However, there's a slight catch - cat owners are prohibited from applying.
  • While dog owners will be "considered," cats aren't allowed in the property. 

Can you imagine knocking on your neighbour's door to borrow a cup of sugar, only to find that said neighbour is the future King of the United Kingdom?

That scene could soon be a reality for someone, as a house across the street from Prince William and Kate Middleton's Norfolk home is available to rent, Metro initially reported.

When the couple aren't busy undertaking official royal engagements at Kensington Palace, they live in Anmer Hall, in the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

Her Majesty rents out 13 properties in the villages surrounding her residence. The 2-bedroom property that has just been made available - 20 Cherry Tree, Anmer - is only £700 per month, a little under R13,000 at current exchange rates.

Of course, having the Queen as your landlady isn't as glamorous as it seems. For starters, she prohibits cats, but not dogs, from all of her properties.

"Please be aware we have a strict no cats policy," reads the listing on the Sandringham Estate website. "Dogs will be considered on a house by house basis."

The website also notes that those already living and working in the area will be favoured.

However, if living next to Kate and William is anything like living next to their brother and sister-in-law, the new residents won't be short of entertainment.

A former neighbour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's said Kensington Palace is "so quiet" after the couple relocated to Windsor earlier this year.

"They used to have fireworks, soirées that would go all night, friends and family coming and going. Now all we see and hear is the helicopters landing. It's boring now," they said.

Visit the Sandringham Estate website for more information.

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