Prince William and his wife Kate can now rest a little easier knowing their children's privacy will be better protected in their Anmer Hall home. The royal couple was granted a no-fly zone over their 10-bedroom country home.
"The Secretary of State has decided that it is necessary in the public interest to restrict flying in the vicinity of Anmer Hall, Norfolk, having regard to the security considerations associated with this location by reason of it being the residence of members of the Royal Family," the order states. The no-fly zone is scheduled to go into effect on 1 November.
Both the Department of Transport and the royal couple's office at Kensington Palace declined to comment, citing security matters, People Magazine reported. The no-fly zone will prohibit all aircraft, including drones, from flying within 1.5 miles of the Duke and Duchess's home or below 2,000 feet within the restricted airspace.
According to Hello! Magazine the flight restrictions will not apply to emergency service aircrafts, including those belonging to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Queen's helicopter and any aircraft flown by members of the royal family or guests invited to the home with permission to land there. The Queen's Sandringham House has also been granted similar restrictions.
William and Kate's two children, two-year-old Prince George and five-month-old Princess Charlotte, have been primarily raised at Anmer Hall, the magazine noted. The red-brick mansion, located around 110 miles north of London, recently underwent extensive renovations by the couple. It boasts of a tennis court and swimming pool outside.
Prince Charles's Tetbury, Gloucestershire home Highgrove House is also protected by a no-fly zone, People Magazine reported.