Prince Charles has reportedly scrapped plans for the Herefordshire county house that had been proposed as a future home for Kate Middleton and Prince William.
It was widely reported that Kate and William would move into the 900-acre estate the Duchy bought in Harewood End in 2000.
The Prince of Wales had a plan to rebuild the large mansion which was demolished by the SAS in 1950. The proposed mansion in Herefordshire was part of a £ 9 million renovation.
The Prince has abandoned his ambitious vision for a new Highgrove on an estate in Herefordshire, nearly two decades after he first drew the plans.
The proposed mansion was intended to breathe new life into Harewood End, which lies between Ross-on-Wye and Hereford.
The Duchy has confirmed that their work on the 900-acre estate is complete, even though the mansion, which was supposed to be a focal point, has not been rebuilt.
Although many buildings were restored, work has never begun on the final piece of the puzzle.
The prince was reportedly making a future home for his eldest son, Prince William, in the border areas between England and Wales, according to royal reporters.
When it finally emerged that the Duke of Cambridge was involved in a serious relationship with Kate Middleton in 2004, rumors that they were about to marry and settle in Herefordshire reached a fever pitch.