Reports about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to leave Kensington Palace and separate their household from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s estate surfaced last month, but none of the reports detailed the reason behind the move. Now a source close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has revealed that there is a deeper reason behind the royal couple’s decision.

In a few weeks, the royal couple will be welcoming the newest addition to the British royal family — Baby Sussex. Last month, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced that they will move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor as they await the arrival of their firstborn and mark a major chapter in their life as a family.

According to the source, what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want is to escape the “fishbowl” aspects of life in London. Their new residence, located 25 miles west of London, will help the royal couple and their upcoming baby get rid of the rigid life in the palace, where Prince William and his family currently reside. The source also described Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s move as a “really healthy thing to do” as living away from Kensington will help them stay away from the public eye.

“I presume it must be nice to get out and away,” the source said. “Without neighbors who are all either family or staff, they will now have their own thing,” added the source.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Prince Harry and Meghan’s move to their new residence in Windsor had been postponed again. The weeks of delay is reportedly due to the ongoing renovation in the property, which was originally built between 1680 and 1684.

In a tweet to update the living arrangement of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, royal commentator Emily Andrews explained that the move has already been delayed by three weeks or so. “The renovation work has been huge to turn this mini-mansion back into a family home so it’s no real surprise that builders fell behind,” she explained. The repeated postponement brings the move closer to the duchess' due date, which is sometime in late april. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, during a musical performance as they attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event. The royal couple is moving to Windsor before they welcome their firstborn in April. WPA Pool/Getty Images