The Prince and Princess of Wales have been through a period of transitionPhoto: Getty Images

Why Princess Kate’s big move could wreak havoc on her allergies this spring

Many changes have occurred for Prince William and Princess Catherine over the past 12 months.

In addition to receiving new titles after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, the couple and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, moved from Kensington Palace in central London to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate last summer.


Princess Kate has been spotted sneezing delicately on several occasions
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While living in a more rural area will probably be a welcome change, with less pollution and more space for the young royals to play outside, Princess Catherine’s allergy to pollen, which will be in abundance in Windsor’s Great Park and in their garden at Adelaide Cottage, could cause her problems this spring and summer.

The Princess of Wales has never mentioned her pollen allergy, but she has repeatedly been photographed reacting poorly to flowers, suggesting that her hay fever is easily triggered.

The mother-of-three has been seen sneezing several times in the spring and summer, including during a ride in the carriage at Royal Ascot, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, and at Chelsea Flower Show. Princess Catherine was also spotted in 2022 with obviously red, irritated eyes while attending an outdoor engagement.


Princess Kate is likely to be around flowers more often
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Princess Catherine’s hay fever may flare up this year given that she is living in a new environment and is more likely to be surrounded by flowers and trees in her new home. Hay fever sufferers are aware that they can develop a tolerance to the pollen where they live, becoming more used to it.

An old painting shows that Adelaide Cottage once had a circular flowerbed and an outdoor fountain, and it has a distinguished history in the world of botany.

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The first thing we can be sure of is that the views from the garden will be quite spectacular because the four-bedroom cottage is located on the Great Windsor Park estate. Very dissimilar from their apartment 1A in Kensington Palace, where they were living in the inner city.

Princess Catherine has been known to dabble in garden design despite her allergies.

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