Pippa Middleton has spent $18 million on a lavish country mansion.
Pippa – the 38-year-old sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – and her husband, investment banker, James Matthews, have bought a new home in Berkshire near Pippa’s parents, Carole and Matthew Middleton.
A source told the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential column: “Pippa and her family are delighted. This is a very exciting time in their lives. They can’t wait to live closer to her parents.”
The Georgian mansion that Pippa and James, 46, bought is 20 minutes from the Middletons’ home in Bucklebury.
It is said to have 30 rooms and 150 acres of land that leads to a river.
The insider added: “This is a far more impressive property than any of the Windsor Estates except the castle.”
Pippa’s move comes after it was revealed that the Duchess Catherine and her husband Prince William, 40, would also consider moving to Berkshire with their children, but keeping their current London home, flat 1A of Kensington Palace, as a “working base”.
An insider previously said: “All three children are said to be leaving their London schools. William and Kate, in particular, love the idea of their family growing up not far from their own childhood home. They are both Country people at heart and anyway Kate spends so much time with her family It makes perfect sense that they are all at the same school together If all three children are at school in Berkshire together , it also means that Prince George would not have to intern.”