The wedding of the year has been and gone. Over a hundred thousand people made the trip to Windsor and an estimated two billion of us watched it world-wide. Some residents of Windsor were even lucky enough to witness the firework display for the evening event. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all you had to do was pull back the curtains or step out your back door to get a glimpse of such festivities?
As a nation we love a royal sighting, which made us think, wouldn’t it be great to be neighbours with a royal?
We choose where to live based on dozens of different reasons. Would having a prince or princess or even a king or queen as a neighbour entice you to find the best mortgage for you and move to a new home?
It may be too late to find the best mortgage for you and move to Windsor in time for the big day, but as the newlyweds move to Kensington we look at how much it would cost to be neighbours with a royal. From flats in grand mansions a stones throw from Kensington Gardens to idyllic Scottish retreats where bumping into the royals at Christmas is a possibility.
Now, for a few caveats. I wasn’t lucky enough to tour the U.K visiting these towns so the houses depicted are representations of the typical properties in the area. As we haven’t viewed them we have used a number of factors (such as local value of properties, inflation and other studies produced on this topic) when estimating these property prices.