The house next to Kate Middleton, Prince William and the kids was due to become Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new pad, but they changed their mind and moved to Windsor instead,The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Kensington Palace home is pretty impressive, made up of 20 rooms including five reception rooms, dressing rooms and staff quarters.
Apartment 1A also has not one, but TWO nurseries for Princess Charlotte and Princes George and Louis to play in – one for the day and one for the night. It’s the largest property in the palace, and it used to be home to Princess Margaret.
The palace’s second largest property – Apartment 1 – is next door to the Cambridges, and it is now empty after Queen’s cousin Prince Richard and his Danish-born wife Birgitte moved out last week.Moving vans were spotted at KP helping to move the couple out of the huge property and around the corner to the Old Stables, which is still within the grounds of Kensington Palace.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were due to move into Apartment 1 after their Royal Wedding last year, but changed their minds and decided to move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor instead.
Renovation work had already started before the idea was scrapped, with scaffolding and white tarpaulin put around the roof.But since the Sussexes decided to turn it down, who will be moving into the royal home? Many people believe that Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank could set up home there, especially if they are hoping to start a family.
The couple, who tied the knot last year, already live at the Palace in Ivy Cottage, which is just behind the small home Meghan and Harry shared before moving out.
However her sister Princess Beatrice, who last week announced her engagement to millionaire property developer Ediardo Mapelli Mozzi, could also be on the shortlist.
Richard and Birgitte have lived in the apartment since 1972 and raised their kids Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, Lady Davina Windsor and Lady Rose Gilman there. But as they have now all moved out, they have decided to downsize which will make room for a new couple to move in. However they were reportedly “reluctant” to give it up.