Now that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to move into their much-talked-about Kensington Palace abode (their main residence until their massively reno'd country house is ready), their former estate rental, the Bordorgan Home Farm owned by Lord and Lady Meyrick, has reportedly been hulked back onto the rental market—and the British media are naturally fawning over the place and frothing at the thought of regular people getting to "live like the royal couple." According E Online, Kate and Wills lived at the estate on Wales' Isle of Anglesey during "the first years of their relationship," paying just £750—about $1,200 by today's conversion rates—a month for the four-bedroom compound. "This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both," William said in his goodbye speech to isle locals.
The ask is, for now, a mystery, but you could probably bet that the farmhouse's newest renters—the first since the couple lived there—will pay considerably more due to the frenzy-inducing popularity of the previous tenants. Estate details are scant, but we (well, via E Online's avowed tipster, so take everything with a boulder of salt) do know that the place comes with an estuary, a farmyard, beach access, and "stunning views of Snowdonia."
Oh, and perhaps the most valuable bonus of all? The possibility of seeing/meeting the couple in the flesh: "Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family," William said.
· Live like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in their Welsh retreat [Telegraph via Huff Post Home]
· All Prince William coverage [Curbed National]