The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want extra "privacy and security" for their children at Kensington Palace when they move to London.
Prince William and his wife Catherine have three-year-old son Prince George of Cambridge and 21-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte of Cambridge are reportedly set to relocate from their Anmer Hall residence in Norfolk to England's capital, but they are putting in place a number of safeguarding plans, including planting conifer trees alongside Kensington Palace, to shield their brood from prying eyes.
According to Hello! Magazine website the royal couple want the trees, which are known to grow taller than 40 feet high, to act as an additional barrier along the western side of their residence Apartment 1A in a bid to block out anyone walking along the private road from trying to peer in.
And it has been reported Kensington Palace has warned photographers against taking images of the estate and trying to steal a shoot of the royal family at home.
They said: "The warm-hearted and understandable interest in the royal family and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge needs to be balanced with their right to a private family life. This is especially important for a family with very young children."
It was reported last month the family were set to up sticks and re-locate after the 34-year-old royal quit his job as a pilot at East Anglian Air Ambulance so he had more time to fulfil his royal duties, and in time for their oldest child to start school later this year.
And it is believed George will be attending a school near to their Chelsea home.