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
Philip goes solo: Queen misses church after catching a cold as Royals descend on Sandringham for Christmas celebrations The monarch missed the service for the first time in living memoryOther members of the Royal Family were led to church by Prince PhilipSpokesman describes The Queen's illness as the 'tail end of a cold'Prince Andrew joined daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess EugeniePrince Edward, Sophie Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor also attended | UPDATED: 17:20 GMT, 23 December 2012 The Queen missed church today after being hit by a nasty bug, but insists she will be well enough to celebrate Christmas. The 86-year-old monarch has been laid low by a illness which a spokesman described yesterday as 'the tail end of a heavy cold'
Pippa opening sexy underwear, Carole enjoying a sneaky ciggie and mum-to-be tucking into turkey: Christmas at the Middletons' home… or is it | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 22 December 2012 It's the Middletons as you’ve never seen them before – letting their hair down behind the closed doors of their Berkshire home as they celebrate the last Christmas before the birth of a Royal baby. And there’s special cause for a party this year as the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are spending the festive season with her parents, having decided that a formal Christmas at Sandringham might be too much for Kate, given her severe morning sickness.