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Duke and Duchess ‘do their own thing’ in country

British royals Prince William and his wife Catherine are said to feel a great sense of freedom at their home in Norfolk, England, because residents leave them alone.

Prince William and his wife Catherine, who welcomed their first son Prince George in July 2013, recently moved into a house in the region of Norfolk gifted to Prince William by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Apparently the Duke and his wife Catherine love living in the rural area because local residents don’t seem to pay them any attention.

"We see the royals around, but you don't acknowledge them, as it were. We just leave them, so they can be like everyone else," an unidentified local told People magazine.

"It's just how we are in Norfolk – we leave people alone. The royal family's been coming here for I don't know how many years, and I like the fact that they can come and just 'be' and do their own thing."

It was recently revealed William has taken a job as helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance, which commences in spring 2015 and is based near their sprawling mansion, called Anmer Hall.

It's thought William and Catherine, both 32, will stay there for two years.

The Duchess is said to be happy with remaining at the estate for a while, as she has become completely taken with the relaxed atmosphere.

"William spent a lot of time in Norfolk growing up and has a proper crew there. All his old friends have young children who will be perfect playmates for Prince George. It's very sociable in the area and Kate really loves the Norfolk lifestyle," an insider told British magazine Grazia.

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