William and Kate's housing plans delayed by proposed archaeological dig

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may have to delay their move into Anmer Hall, the Georgian mansion given to them by the Queen as their new country home, due to two archaeological digs scheduled to take place on the property.

The mansion sits on the original site of the medieval village of Anmer. While the village's buildings were removed centuries ago, experts believe that the area may have historical significance.

The village of Anmere, as it was known in Saxon times, was named for the word for "duck pond." It passed to the Normans after the invasion and to Sir William de Calthorpe in the early 14th century. Archaeologists plan two circular test pits to determine if further exploration is needed.