Kate Middleton and Prince George are set to move into their new London home, which has been undergoing renovations for two years, in a 'matter of days'
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with adorable baby Prince George, will be moving into Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, their first ‘proper’ home, this week, reports the Sunday Express.
‘They can’t wait. They are so looking forward to getting the place how they want it and being settled,’ a source told the publication.
The four-storey, 20-room property, which boasts five reception rooms, three bedrooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms, two nurseries, staff bedrooms and a large secluded garden, is finally habitable after undergoing a two-year, £1.5million overhaul.
Reported renovations to the apartment included fitting new wiring, removing asbestos and repairing the roof of the Sir Christopher Wren-designed Clock Tower wing, as well as installing an eco-friendly heating and hot water system and a modern kitchen, according to the Sunday Express.
While rumour has it that the Queen is allowing Kate access to antiques from the Royal Collection to decorate her home, the Duchess has also been inspired by Scandinavian style after seeing Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Mary‘s apartment at the Amelienborg Palace, which ‘combined their collection of modern art with antique furniture.’
‘It’s a big task but Kate is confident in her own taste and style and knows what she wants.’
Kate has been spotted interiors browsing everywhere from Peter Jones to the Chelsea Design Centre, looking for items to put her own mark on the apartment, which once belonged to Princess Margaret.
In addition to their London pad, reports have surfaced that Kate and her Princes will be moving into Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk as their country enclave, and renovations have already begun on the 10-bedroom Georgian mansion.