Prince William and Kate have inherited the ancient Llwynywermod Estate on the outskirts of Myddfai where King Charles enjoyed spending time each year around St David’s Day
Prince William and Kate have inherited a ‘secret’ home hidden away in rural Wales since the death of the Queen.
Situated in a corner of Carmarthenshire, the sprawling, ancient property was bought by King Charles 15 years ago.
The former Prince of Wales and his wife Queen Consort Camilla would often stay at the tranquil farmhouse and even ingratiated themselves with the locals.
They most frequently re-located to the home on the Llwynywermod Estate on the outskirts of Myddfai, near Llandovery, around St David’s Day each March, reports WalesOnline.
During this time, Charles would have a packed schedule of duties around Wales.
He and Camilla also spent some time there in April 2021 in the days and weeks after the death of Prince Philip.
Since the death of the Queen last month, William has inherited the title of Prince of Wales.
But also others, including Duke of Cornwall, Earl of Chester and Duke Rothesay.
He also now owns the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate established in 1337 by Edward III to provide independence to his son and heir, Prince Edward.
As such, the Duke of Cornwall is always the eldest surviving son of the ruling monarch.
With this in mind, Kensington Palace has confirmed that everything which forms part of the Duchy Estate belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, and that includes Llwynywermod Estate.
The estate was bought by the Duchy of Cornwall in 2007 for a reported cost of £1.2m.
Charles and Camilla would use the estate – made up of three cottages, a Grade-II listed barn and a main house – to enjoy breaks surrounded by 192 acres of Welsh countryside.
Charles had reportedly spent as long as 40 years searching for the perfect country retreat before settling on Llwynywermod, parts of which can actually be booked out by families or couples looking for a relaxing break.
Since the Queen’s passing, residents of Myddfai have spoken fondly of the new King.
They say he would attend church services on Sunday mornings with the minimum of fanfare, donated prizes for local raffles, and also officially opened the new village hall.
But some were concerned that he may now, as monarch, not have as many opportunities to visit his favourite part of Wales.
It may be that the villagers have to switch their affections to the new Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate.
The couple previously lived for three years in Anglesey in north Wales when William was stationed in the area as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot between 2010 and 2013.
The new Waleses have three permanent homes in England, and last month moved with their three children to Adelaide Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
But they do have a clear fondness for Wales, having promised to visit regularly since inheriting their titles – including a trip to Cardiff before Christmas.
They are said to be keen to use their new platform to promote Wales, and spent time in both Anglesey and Swansea last week.
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