The Queen is said to have paid the current tenant of Anmer Hall in Norfolk a “generous” settlement to vacate the 10-bedroomed Georgian property.
It was earmarked as the Duke and Duchess’s country retreat last year and aides have been granted planning permission for major developments to upgrade the home.
Anmer Hall was home to the Duke and Duchess of Kent between 1972 and 1990 and had been leased until March 2017 to James Everett, who owns Norfolk Oak, a kitchen and timber company, which is run from its stables.
A blog posting on the company’s website confirmed that he was already in the process of relocating to make way for the new royal tenants.
“Unlike many businesses, Norfolk Oak has the pleasure of moving from one historic place to another. Anmer Hall, which is soon to be faced with royalty once more, to historic, rustic RAF West Raynham,” it said.