As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to move into Adelaide Cottage in Windsor this summer, members of the Royal family and undoubtedly excited about the arrival of their new neighbours.
However, not everyone is said to be over the moon about their move to Berkshire and that includes royal biographer Omid Scobie, OK! reports.
He said the relocation has "raised eyebrows" amid the cost of living crisis after Kensington Palace has seen extensive, and expensive, renovation recently.
Omid co-wrote Finding Freedom about Harry and Meghan which made explosive claims both in its 2020 first edition and in an updated version which came out last year.
He wrote in his Yahoo News column: "The Cambridge's time at KP [Kensington Palace] has come to an end after nine years. Later this month they will move to a new abode in Windsor, for a life "away from the goldfish bowl" in London."
"It's a decision that has raised a few eyebrows, particularly at a time when the country is dealing with a major cost of living crisis. Picking up a third home, especially when one of them cost the public so much to renovate, is hardly the norm for regular folk."
Kensington Palace has seen a number of renovations over the recent years, especially Apartment 1A where the Duke and Duchess reside.
In 2019 a new driveway was also installed at Kensington Palace at a cost of £1m. In 2014, the Sovereign Grant confirmed £4.5m of expenditure, plus the further £1m in 2019.
William and Kate will be moving into Adelaide Cottage this summer to be closer to the Queen but they will be privately renting the four-bedroom property as opposed to buying it.
Omid continues to write that the main issue he holds is when Meghan and Harry made a decision to move to the US after similar renovations to Frogmore Cottage - they received a huge backlash and fury and questions why William and Kate are not recieving the same treatment.
He wrote: "When the Sussexes announced they would be keeping Frogmore Cottage at their British base after moving to California, the chorus of fury was loud. This time, not so much."
The biographer continued to draw comparison between the couples writing that whilst Meghan and Harry were berated for their use of jets, people "turn a blind eye" when the Cambridge's choose to use a helicopter.
"[Helicopter trips] are not just an unfair cost to the public but also go completely against William's environmental concerns," he concludes.
Kensington Palace declined to comment on Omid's piece.