William, Kate, George and Charlotte are ready to start their new life in the country.

The royal couple has headed to Anmer Hall in Norfolk – about two and a half hours drive from London – where they will now settle with their children.

They gave photographers the slip when they arrived – although the front gate was open, they used a side entrance and were unseen by media as they entered the property.

A local resident confirmed that he had seen the family arrive, saying, “I definitely saw William driving down the track at around 3:40pm with Kate next to him and a BMW following behind… I had seen the same vehicles on television when they left Kensington Palace earlier. It looks like he went in that way to avoid being filmed or photographed.”

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The family will stay at Anmer Hall for the bulk of the summer, with William and Kate keen to stay out of the limelight as they get to know their new daughter.

They are expected to issue an official family photograph in the coming weeks.

Anmer Hall is a 10-bedroom country retreat, and was gifted to the royal couple as a wedding present from the Queen, who recently met her great granddaughter for the first time.

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