Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly moving to new apartments in the palace they share with 13 other royals — here’s a breakdown of their lavish quarters

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Kensington Palace, next to London’s Hyde Park, is home to 15 high-ranking royals.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly ready to move to a 21-room apartment on the grounds after renovations.
They have been living in a cottage on the palace grounds, which is where Harry proposed.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will be their new neighbors, as the couple and their three children share a grand 20-room apartment that spans four floors.
Many other royals are there as well.
The queen and Prince Philip live in Buckingham Palace, about 2 miles away.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly about to move apartments within Kensington Palace, the royal residence they share with more than a dozen other major royals.

British newspaper The Sun reported that a year-long refurbishment of the 21-bedroom Apartment 1 is complete, noting that scaffolding around the buildings has been removed.

But they won’t be moving far: Meghan and Harry had already been living in a cottage on the grounds, which is where Harry proposed just over a year ago.

The couple’s new apartment would be directly next door to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s home — they will even have adjoining doors so the family can stay close.

The palace, a royal residence since the 1600s, has seen a royal wedding and a royal birth this year —and there’s another royal wedding to come, making it easily the most bustling of the royal family’s many grand homes.

Within its grounds are a host of separate properties, ranging from relatively humble cottages, to the grand 20-room apartment occupied by Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their young family.

As well as royal living quarters, which tend to be relatively sedately decorated, it is also home to lavish state rooms used for grand occasions, like this one:

Here’s a breakdown of who’s who, and where they live in Kensington Palace:

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis: Apartment 1A

William, Kate, and their children are not only the largest group of royals in Kensington Palace but the closest to the throne.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, they have the best rooms going. The family of five occupies Apartment 1A, a collection of 20 stately rooms with a commanding view of Hyde Park.

They moved to Kensington Palace full time in October 2013, not long after their first child, Prince George, was born. Princess Charlotte followed in 2015, and Prince Louis in April 2018.

The public rarely get to see inside, but photographers were …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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