Sunday, January 6, 2013

Anmer Hall

One wonders how James Everett feels about the reports that Queen Elizabeth plans to "give" Anmer Hall to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

Anmer Hall is a part of the Sandringham Estate, and is located about two miles from Sandringham House. After the Duke of Kent was forced to sell Coppins in 1972, the Queen Anmer Hall as a country home to the Kents.  They lived in the house until 1990,  when the Duke acquired Crocker End House, which the Duke sold in 1996.

The Grade II listed late Georgian home was leased by Hugh and Emilie van Cutsem in the 1990s, but for the past twelve years, the house has been leased by James Everett and his family.  For the past six years, he has run his business, Norfolk Oak Ltd., from Anmer's stables.

Sandringham and Balmoral are not owned by the Crown or the Crown estates.  The two estates are privately owned by Queen Elizabeth II, and when she dies, the two estates will be inherited by King Charles III. 

A better choice would be to move the Estate Offices from York Cottage, and renovate the house as a royal residence. 

Mr. Everett declined to comment on the report in the Daily Telegraph.

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