Inside Kate Middleton and Prince William’s ‘Huge’ Kensington Palace Home
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Kensington Palace apartment is “huge” with “20 rooms from the basement to the attic,” royal experts have shared. Prince William, 39, and Kate, 39, will live with their children Prince George, eight, Prince Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, in the private residence – number 1A – during their stay in London. But royal commentators have urged fans not to be fooled into believing the property is a small residence due to the apartment’s title.
Speaking of True Royalty Royal Beat, British royal author Christopher Warwick once said: ‘All these royal residences at Kensington Palace are called apartments, which naturally makes people think they are flats, as the American term for an apartment is. They are not. If you think of Kensington Place in a way, it is built around three courtyards. If you think of them a bit like these beautiful red brick row houses. Because they are all joined together, but separate houses,” he added. Pictured: A general view of the front of Kensington Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s apartment at Kensington Palace is ‘huge’, say royal experts. Kate shared a glimpse of her home office in the property earlier this year (pictured).
Pictured here are Prince William and Kate at their home alongside Barack and Michelle Obama and Prince Harry in 2016.
Don’t be fooled by the term ‘apartment’ – this house is anything but quaint! Here’s Prince William seen with Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark for a podcast recording in March at the palatial home.
Pictured: Prince William sitting in his study at Kensington Palace.
In 2013, the Kensington Palace State Apartments and Apartment 1A underwent a refurbishment. The property has been renovated with $5.9 million (£4.5 million) in taxpayers’ money. The couple paid the bill for the furnishing and furnishing themselves.
Kate had the help of an interior designer in the redesign, but the atmosphere was that of a comfortable country house rather than a grand, palatial setting. Her cream sofas are dotted with floral cushions and a large hexagonal ottoman stands in the center of their drawing room.
Apartment 1A is a spacious four storey property with its own large south facing walled garden. It occupies half of the Clock Tower wing, designed by Sir Christopher Wren for King William and Queen Mary.
Speaking of True Royalty’s Royal Beat, British royal author Christopher Warwick (pictured) reiterated the following: ‘It has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic, it’s not a small house.’
Kensington Palace in London currently houses more than 10 members of the royal family and has been a royal residence since the 17th century. The grounds of Kensington Palace comprise a range of individual properties, from humble cottages to Apartment 1A, which is occupied by Prince William and his family.