Prince William and Kate Middleton Move into Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace with Prince George
Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge have reportedly moved into their palatial apartment 1A in Kensington Palace along with their four-month-old son, Prince George, according to several news reports.
Will and Kate moved out of their Anglesey cottage, the one that they rented before Prince George came. That home is currently up for rent for an undisclosed amount. Apartment 1 A served as Princess Margaret's abode until her death. More recently, the place was given a two-year, $2.3 million overhaul and is now fit for the Royal family, reports The Daily Express.
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Here are the nitty-gritties of the interiors of the palace:
- The apartment has twenty rooms on the whole, comprising of two nurseries, three kitchens and ten bathrooms. There are only three bedrooms.
- William and Kate will share a bedroom (which is against the royal rules) but will have separate bathrooms.
- There are five reception rooms, a panic room (just in case of attacks) with mesh curtains.
- Most of the original features have been retained except Princess Margaret's perwinkle walls and pale blue fabrics.
- Interiors are done up in shades of beige and earthy neutral colors.
-The home is equipped with state-of-the-art security measures like CCTV and video cameras in every room
According to Curbed, the home decor is an ensemble with two Corinthian lamps in the entrance hall and a Persian rug borrowed from the royal treasure chest and some other stuff shopped around from antique shops in the city.
While shopping in the city, Middleton haggled on the bill, asking for discounts, reports The Mirror.
Caroline Combe, owner of the antique store in Norfolk revealed:
"Kate came in when quite pregnant. Such thin legs in her wellies. She was looking at various things and asked for a discount."
While the couple is already settling in the house, they are also gearing up to host a huge housewarming party, where rocker Bo Jovi is set to perform. Guests will however, have to fork out $7959 to attend the event. Proceeds of the venue will go to homeless charity Centrepoint, reports E! Online.
"This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event that cannot be missed. Kensington Palace will be decorated as never before, in the style of Doctor Zhivago's winter ice palace, covered in falling snow," said a source to Hello! Magazine.