William and Kate will raise their family at Kensington Palace after a £1m renovation, reports suggest
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will raise their family in Princess Margaret’s former apartment in Kensington Palace, it has been revealed.
Since her lavish Westminster Abbey wedding, watched by an audience of two billion, Kate Middleton has embarked on various royal duties, tours and engagements, and her new abode will certainly integrate her further into the royal society.
According to reports, historical Kensington Palace is the future King and Queen’s family home of choice.
But they won’t be moving there until it’s undergone a little £1 million renovation, of course.
The royal couple are apparently keen to renovate the four-story, 20-room Apartment 1A, which has not been lived in since the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret passed away in 2002, with a source telling The Daily Mail: ‘William and Kate visited Apartment 1A and loved it.
‘Kate particularly adored the private walled garden because she loves gardening, and she just thought the house has so much potential. She also liked the fact it was so close to Kensington High Street’.
The couple, who are currently based in a modest white-washed cottage near William’s RAF base in Wales which they rent for a rumoured £750 a month, are due to move in 2013.