The U.K. government has made the order, which goes into effect November 1
A no-fly ruling to cover the air space above the couple’s 10-bedroom mansion, Anmer Hall, has been granted by the U.K. government.
“The Secretary of State has decided that it is necessary in the public interest to restrict flying in the vicinity of Anmer Hall, Norfolk, having regard to the security considerations associated with this location by reason of it being the residence of members of the Royal Family,” reads the order, which goes into effect on November 1.
Spokesmen at the Department of Transport or the couple’s office at Kensington Palace would not comment, saying it is a security matter.
The couple has finished extensive renovations of the property, which is about 110 miles north of London, and they have been spending much of their time at the home since Princess Charlotte was born in May.
As stated in the official statutory instrument, flying over the home at heights of below 2000 feet for a radius of 1.5 nautical miles around the red-brick house has now been restricted. Exceptions to the rule include emergency services (such as William’s East Anglian Air Ambulance that’s mostly based in Cambridge), the royal helicopters and other VIP flights that might have permission of the local police.
The move is not without precedent. There is also a no-fly order in place to cover the area around Queen Elizabeth‘s Sandringham House from December 1 to March 1, 2016 – the period when she is normally in residence, entertaining various members of the royal family during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Queen, 89, tends to stay there until early February.
No-fly rules are also in place over Highgrove House, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, where Prince Charles, 66, lives.
William and Kate recently got permission to carry out a remodeling and upgrade of their tennis court, and there is also a swimming pool outside the home.
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