Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Kensington Palace home has ’20 bedrooms, gym and luggage area’, expert reveals
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live in Kensington Palace in Apartment 1A, with their three children Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis.
And according to recent reports by royal experts, Apartment 1A is “enormous”, despite its name signifying somewhere of a smaller size.
Prince William, 39, and Kate, 38, spent months renovating the 20-room, four-storey apartment that previously belonged to Princess Margaret.
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Although the family spend much of their free time at their country retreat, Amner Hall in Norfolk, Apartment 1A is their main day-to-day home residence.
The royal commentators urged fans not to be fooled into thinking the property is small and, while speaking on True Royalty’s Royal Beat, British royal author Christopher Warwick said: “It has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic, it is not a small house.
“All of these royal residences at Kensington Palace are called apartments, which of course makes people immediately think they are flats like the American term for apartment. They are not.
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“If you think of Kensington Palace in a way it is built around three courtyards. If you think of them as being these wonderful red brick terrace houses, because they are all joined, but separate houses.”
Inside the home, there’s believed to be five reception rooms, three main bedrooms, dressing rooms, bathrooms, a night and day nursery, his-and-hers dressing rooms and a basement area as well as a gym, laundry and luggage rooms.
Continuing the conversation, royal author Ingrid Seward said: “It’s enormous… It’s like a piece of countryside in London.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Pictures show that in the living room there are pristine beige sofas which look very cosy.
The sofas are adorned with an array of cushions in different fabrics, from velvet to tasseled to silk.
They also have a beautiful floral arrangement on the table and matching lamps that frame the side board.
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The drawing room is very spacious with antique furniture and there are different types of chairs from different periods, but the two sofas match.
Large paintings hang in gilded frames and there is a large green and beige carpet across the floor, contributing to the cosy yet classic feel.
Although most of the interior design is very traditional, there are hints of modernity throughout the room, for instance the perspex glass coffee table with art books on top.
The Duchess' office is very traditional with a wooden desk which is lined with smart editions of classic novels.
She also has a woven paper tray and we can see that there are cream sofas in the background, too.
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