Take a look inside Prince William and Kate Middleton’s home

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  • We’ve already given you a look inside Princess Diana’s Kensington Palace home while she was living there between her marriage to Prince Charles and her untimely passing. But how has it changed since Prince William and Kate Middleton moved in?

    Well for starters they don’t live in the exact same apartment. The living quarters at Kensington Palace are, as you can imagine, huge, and several royals live there – Princess Eugenie lives in Ivy Cottage, which is part of it.

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    Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry lived in Apartments 8 and 9 in the 80s and 90s, while Prince William and Kate Middleton moved into apartment 1A when they married.

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    However before they settled in, they did make some changes to suit their personal style (Diana did the same, adding warm colours and modern furniture).

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    We especially got a good glimpse when the Obamas visited in 2016, as pictures of them all chatting in the drawing room were released.

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    What we can make out is a room that, while more formal than the average living room, is still very cosy. Neutral and blush tones prevail, with the odd pop of colour thanks to velvet cushions and floral vases.

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    Like Princess Diana, the couple have made an effort to retain the historical character of the home with a mix of modern and antique furniture and art.

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    During that same visit, Prince George was pictured on an old-fashioned rocking horse in the drawing room, though that may now have been removed.

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    The pair also seem to have a reception room for bigger gatherings, which has pale yellow walls, gilded mirrors and a big oriental carpet.

    inside prince william kate middleton home

    inside prince william kate middleton home

    inside prince william kate middleton home

    In 2016, Kate also set up a ‘news room’ to launch a mental health project by guest editing Huff Post UK, in what appears to be a conference room, which is relatively paired back, featuring white and light grey walls as well as dark wooden furniture and an ornate fireplace.

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    Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health — in recent weeks The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time. Last week ☎️ The Duke spoke to @mindcharity CEO Paul Farmer, and The Duchess spoke to Catherine Roche, CEO of @_place2be. Today Public Health England has published new guidance to help support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and updated its world-leading Every Mind Matters platform, with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak; take a look at our Story or visit the link in our bio 📱 to find out more. Speaking about the new guidance, The Duke and Duchess said: • “It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental well-being. • By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead”. • The Government has also announced a grant for @MindCharity to help fund their services for people struggling with their mental wellbeing during this time.

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    We also got a recent glimpse of the royal couple at their respective desk spaces, when they made phone calls to the NHS during the pandemic.

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