Who lives at Kensington Palace? Prince William and Kate Middletons neighbours revealed
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Prince William and Kate Middleton have multiple family homes, but their most famed is Kensington Palace in London.
The grand estate plays home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – as well as their three young children – for a portion of the year, however, they aren't the only occupants.
Kensington palace is a huge estate, with multiple homes within its walls, with Kate and Wills opting for Apartment 1A when they aren't residing at their huge countryside home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
The London base has played home to the likes of Princess Diana and Prince Harry in the past, but who lives there now?
We take a look into all of the residents of West London's lavish Kensington Palace…
Kate Middleton and Prince William live in a 20-room, four-storey mansion that previously belonged to Princess Margaret and boasts five reception rooms, three main bedrooms, dressing rooms, a night and day nursery, and staff quarters.
Here, William, Kate and Harry are pictured with former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The Obamas were on an official visit to the UK and welcomed into the Cambridges' family home.
It features modern fittings around the house include underfloor heating, encrypted WIFI, a TV projector and even a panic room.
The family shared photos of their home offices while working from home amid the pandemic, as Kate sat on a striped chair in front of a wooden desk.
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank moved into Ivy Cottage a few months before their October 2018 royal wedding.
Fans were treated to a glimpse inside the three-bedroom house in October 2019, when Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran filmed a video there for World Mental Health Week.
A black-and-white official portrait from Eugenie and Jack's wedding hangs on the wall in the hallway, showing the couple sat in the carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel.
There is a fireplace in the hallway, while a doorway leads through to a lounge, where there is a sofa lined with orange cushions, and candles on display on a shelf.
They have since moved into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's UK base, Frogmore Cottage, where they live with baby August.
Prince Harry and Meghan were said to be moving next door to William and Kate at Apartment 1 before they eventually relocated to Windsor in spring 2019.
The property was home to the Queen's cousin the Duke of Gloucester and his wife the Duchess of Gloucester, but the couple, whose three children are grown up, moved out in 2019.
They downsized to live at the Old Stables at Kensington Palace.
Apartment 1 boasts 21 rooms and has adjoining doors to William and Kate's house, and royal accounts revealed that refurbishment for the Duke and Duchess' new home cost £400,000.
According to the report: "The scheme allows for the complete refurbishment of the property including the old and failing mechanical and electrical systems.
"The project commenced in January 2019 and is due for completion in summer 2019."
Apartment 8 & 9
Princess Diana lived in Apartments 8 and 9 even after her divorce from Prince Charles.
Prince William and Prince Harry were raised there and attended nursery and junior school nearby, before going to Eton College.
According to biographer Andrew Morton, the palace was a "children's paradise" with its long passageways, a helicopter pad, and many outdoor gardens, including one on the roof where the family spent many hours.
Nowadays, the buildings are mainly occupied by palace staff, although Apartment 8 is still used by Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry for their work projects.
The property was renovated for the purpose, and was converted into a newsroom for the day when Kate acted as a guest editor for the Huffington Post in February 2016.
This five-bedroom, five-reception room apartment is home to Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Princess Michael.
The couple have lived in the palace since the seventies and were once neighbours with Diana, Princess of Wales, who lived next door at combined Apartment 8 and 9.
The Kents, who do not undertake duties or engagements for the Queen in an official capacity, came under fire in the 2000s when it was revealed that they do not pay rent.
Her Majesty had been paying her cousin's £120,000 rent, while he and his wife only took care of the weekly utility bill.
Members of parliament demanded that they start paying their £10,000-a-month market rate rent in 2002.
Next door to Princess Eugenie and Jack is the Queen's cousin, the Duke of Kent, and his wife Katherine.
Their modest two-storey cottage, which once housed palace staff, overlooks a walled garden and is slightly detached from the palace.
It was named after Sir Christopher Wren, the palace's chief restorer.
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