Norfolk Police is recruiting extra armed officers to address a “shortfall in numbers” ahead of the new Prince of Cambridge moving on to the Sandringham estate.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to be making the stunning Anmer Hall their rural home to bring up baby George.
It is now thought they will make the move into their new home at the earliest possible opportunity.
The 10-bedroom Georgian property has been presented to the couple by the Queen and is due to undergo a number of alterations.
The force is believed to be recruiting an additional 50 officers to support Royal duties at the Sandringham estate.
A police spokesman said: “Recruitment for additional Authorised Firearms Officers (AFOs) in Norfolk remains open at this time, to both internal and external candidates, as we seek to address a current shortfall in numbers.
“Our AFOs are required both for normal policing duties and to support our on-going commitment to the Royal Estate at Sandringham in the west of the county.”
The hall is currently home to James Everett and his firm, Norfolk Oak.
The company has announced on its website that it will be leaving the hall for a hangar on a former RAF base.
It states: “Unlike many businesses, Norfolk Oak has the pleasure of moving from one historic place to another - from Anmer Hall, which is soon to be faced with royalty once more, to historic, rustic RAF West Raynham.”
Plans were lodged last year with West Norfolk Council to alter the hall.