William and Kate’s country mansion on hold as Prince Charles gives up on project

Prince Charles’ plans to build a new mansion for Prince William and Kate Middleton in Herefordshire has reportedly been scrapped.

The Princes of Wales has spent almost two decades pulling together plans for a brand new luxury property in Highgrove.

It had been believed that these plans were for a future home for the younger royals and their children.

Representatives of Prince Charles have confirmed the plans for the home, which would have been the focal point of the estate, have been put on hold.

The plans for the project had already been approved back in 2004 when architect Craig Hamilton designed the project.

Prince Charles acquired the 900 acre estate in 2000, which back then was considered to be delipidated.

Work began on the estate three years later with an ambitious £8 to £9 million renovation of farmhouses, cottages and other agricultural buildings on the estate.

Rumours surrounding the project to be the future home of Prince William came before his marriage to Kate.

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When the couple split briefly in 2007, Prince Charles scaled the project back by successfully submitting plans for a smaller six bedroom, mini-mansion as the centrepiece for Harewood End.

Even after the couple had wed in 2011, it was widely reported that they would end up living in Herefordshire when the house was finished.

However, once the Queen had given William and Kate Amner Hall on the Sandringham estate as a wedding present, it seemed as though Royal fans in Herefordshire would not be seeing the future king living in the county.

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The man who had been charged with delivering the project, David Curtis, also resigned last year.

Now the Duchy has officially confirmed plans for the mansion will not be going ahead.

As reported by GloucestershireLive, a spokesman for Prince Charles said: “Although planning consent for a statement house was granted some time ago, the Duchy never took it forward.

“The regeneration project at Harewood Park is now complete and the estate comprises a number of let residential and office units in converted barns, together with farmland.”

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