Kate Middleton and Prince William"s Sandringham home to have privacy protecting trees and rooms for police

Trees protecting their privacy and new rooms for police: Plans unveiled for Kate and William's future Sandringham homeWill have a pergola and shrubbery to shield their homeNorfolk mansion will have extensive changesSprawling property will be used by royal couple and their growing family By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 11:12 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 2 April 2013 As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare for the birth of their first child, the royal couple have made a host of changes to the Norfolk mansion that is expected to be their new home. Royal officials submitted a secret planning application for substantial changes at the Grade II listed Anmer Hall, which the Queen is reportedly planning to gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council have approved plans to transform the home on Her Majesty's private Sandringham Estate

Fancy being lord of the manor? It"ll cost you just 5,000 a MONTH (or the same as a two bedroom flat in London)

Now you can be lord of the manor for just 5,000 a MONTH (which is roughly what you might pay for a two-bedroom flat in London) The house has nine bedrooms, a grand entrance hall, billiard room, outdoor pool, tennis court and stablesFor the same money you could rent a two-bedroom apartment in Kensington or a three-bedroom fourth floor flat in Notting Hill | UPDATED: 18:46 GMT, 28 December 2012 A stately home in the rolling Welsh countryside has been put up for rent for the first time in its 300 year history – at the same price as a two-bed apartment in London. The luxury mansion, which stands in ten acres of land, can be rented for the princely sum of 5,000 a month. For that price tenants of Tythegston Court can enjoy the house's nine bedrooms, a grand entrance hall and staircase, reception rooms, billiard room, outdoor pool, tennis court, stables and landscaped gardens.

Hundreds of well-wishers at Sandringham to wish Queen a merry Christmas as William wakes up to celebrate the day with the in-laws

Laughter, the perfect tonic: Two days after missing church with a cold, smiling Queen is back in fine form for Christmas service Queen, 86, looked radiant in Sandringham in turquoise Peter Enrione dressDuke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to spend day with Kate's parentsWilliam and Kate joined her family to attend St Mark’s Church in EnglefieldMedia were requested to 'respect their privacy' outside Berkshire service | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Queen appeared to have made a remarkable recovery yesterday from the heavy cold which caused her to miss church on Sunday for the first time in living memory. She looked radiant in a bright turquoise Peter Enrione dress and matching wool coat with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan

Booming Ice Chasm: Underground chamber beneath Rocky Mountains has giant ice slides that never melt

Inside the glacier-cave: Amazing underground chamber with giant ice slides that never melt 140 metre deep cave is beneath the Rocky MountainsCrystal clear ice makes explorers feel they are flying, while unique acoustics make it almost impossible to converse | UPDATED: 14:09 GMT, 10 December 2012 These are the stunning images which capture the breathtaking beauty of a new world discovered in an ice chasm beneath the Rocky Mountains. The cave, called Booming Ice Chasm, was named for it's incredible acoustics – as falling rocks crash and 'boom' when they tumble down the 140 metre deep cave. The crystal clear ice is several meters thick – and explorers say navigating across it makes them feel like they are flying.

Alepotrypa: Incredible cave which experts believe inspired the Greek legend of Hades

Is this the real Hell Incredible cave which experts believe inspired the Greek legend of Hades The cave – named Alepotrypa – dates back to the Neolithic Age but laid undiscovered in southern Greece until the 1950sArchaeologists have uncovered tools, pottery, obsidian, silver and copper artifactsFindings suggest cave dwellers might have connected the cave with Hades | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 29 November 2012 An ancient Greek cave nearly the size of four football pitches and with its own underground lake may be responsible for sparking the age-old myth about the Greek underworld god Hades, archaeologists claim.