Kate Middleton and Prince William Rile Their Neighbors
The new roof at magnificent Anmer Hall – a vast listed Georgian pile on the Queen’s 20,000-acre Sandringham Estate – has been branded “vulgar” by disgruntled neighbours.
Roofers renovating the Norfolk mansion are replacing old, weathered tiles with garish red ones not in keeping with the 1800s building.
One disgruntled resident said: “The building dates back to the early 1800s but it looks more like a cheap Barrtat home now. It’s not an eyesore but it does look completely different.”
Kate and Wills are considering dividing their time between Anmer Hall, their main country base, and Kensington Palace.
Neighbours in Norfolk are hoping for more comings and goings from the royals and Prince George, after the Queen gave the couple the home.
She is said to have footed the bill for the red roof and new 16ft x 16ft garden room built on to the kitchen, designed by Charles Morris, who built an extension for Prince Charles at Highgrove.
A driveway is also being rerouted and trees planted to shield the public from the residence.
The hall, which also has a swimming pool and tennis courts, is one of 150 owned by the Queen at Sandringham.”