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Old 08-03-2011, 10:43 PM
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OMG! That house is way too big for Wills and Kate, doesn't fit their laid back style. AND the press/public would have a FIT if they lived in suck obvious wealth!
BUT...If we are in the realm of fantasy...Marlborough House is part of the Crown Estates, now a commonwealth reception house. Much more appropriate!
Or Spencer House which belongs to his uncle!
The last time a Royal Ducal couple lived outside the Royal Palaces was in the 1930's when the Duke and Duchess of York, the present Queen's parents, lived at 145 Piccadilly. It had a Ballroom, greenhouse and 25 bedrooms.
I posted pics of 145 in Stately Homes With Royal Connections.
WOW!
You Brits are very lucky to have so much beauty and history all around you!
I adore the large homes, Palaces, Castles & even larger country estates, I hope there will always be Royals and Aristocrates to fill them!
Enjoy them all!
& please take care of them for future admirers!!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:54 PM
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Mittal's house, pictured above, is literally across the road from KP. It is nt for sale, and is probably worth in excess of £100m - not the sort of sums the royal family are going to be stumping up for a property.

Please not it is not in North Kensington, but very much in the heart of Kensington.
Im fairly certain you'll note that I said Kensington Palace is not very far, that it isn't for sale, costs a fortune and is not an option.

It however has a Ducal presence about it which I admire.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:28 PM
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I think William & Kate will end up in KP #1A in 2013; after the Jubilee festivities and exhibits and after William has fulfilled his RAF duties and they are in London in a more steady situation. I think the Queen is looking to the future and trying to arrange for a permanent home where they can raise their kids. Odds are it could be 25 yrs before William takes the throne. I think KP is more kid friendly than Clarence House (I dont know ... CH seems to be a lovely mansion, just connected to alot of palace business offices, doesnt really sound like W&K). The last residents to have small children there was the Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip before George VI died. Princess Margaret raised her children in KP; close enough to BP but not underfoot. And couldnt you just see Harry eventually taking residence with his family at KP (maybe Apts 8&9). just my thoughts.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:02 AM
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Kate Middleton and Prince William 'object' to neighbours 'overlooking' Kensington Palace home | Mail Online

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OMG! That house is way too big for Wills and Kate, doesn't fit their laid back style. AND the press/public would have a FIT if they lived in suck obvious wealth!
The press nor the public would are having a fit that W&C live in a house like this, they are royal, they are mean to live like this. I doubt all the rooms will be used in this house, just like at BP.

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BUT...If we are in the realm of fantasy...Marlborough House is part of the Crown Estates, now a commonwealth reception house. Much more appropriate!
As you say, that house is used by the commonwealth secretariat, to kick them out just so the royals can have a home is rather rude. People would be put out and that would make for some wonderful headlines.

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Or Spencer House which belongs to his uncle!
Spencer House is open for tours and available for hire for entertainment, which again would put numerous people out if W&C chose to live in their uncles house. Which I find very amusing.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:22 AM
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The article in the Mail about W&C not being contend with Nottingham Cottage is IMHO the first try to get them to be more open for the media - it's an invented story which makes them look bad on using some facts (use of the sports field, flats of serrvants) on putting them together in order to create a negative image of William and Catherine. They don't even cite a "source", just state that the couple is not happy.... so what, that's how it is when you live in the city and surely they both are aware of that.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:32 AM
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That is an adorable photo of Danish Princess Isabella you have chosen;
Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:34 AM
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One of the apartments at Kensington Palace I hear.
It should be easier for security as there is already Royal residences there (???)

** I wish we could get a guided tour !!** lol
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:46 AM
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Do all the 'major' royals live there, at the palace? Princess Anne etc?

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:57 AM
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Do all the 'major' royals live there, at the palace? Princess Anne etc?

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None of the "major" royals (other than the Cambridge's) live at KP. Only the Kents (Duke, Prince & Princess Michael) and the Gloucesters live there.

Anne's London home is at St James', whilst her principal home is at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire. Andrew and Edward both have apartments at BP, and have their principal homes at Royal Lodge, Windsor and Bagshot Park respectively.
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What about Prince Charles?


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Old 08-10-2011, 07:05 AM
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Charles & Camilla have their London home at Clarence House, about 100m from BP. Their other homes include:

- Highgrove in Tetbury, very much their "principal" home, used most weekends and sometimes during the week as well
- Birkhall in Scotland, on the Balmoral Estate
- The property in Wales that is used by C&C, and is also let out by the Duchy as a holiday let.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:14 AM
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Thanks, I wondered about Highgrove ...I've heard they both very much prefer it. Does he or do they spend much time in Wales?

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That is an adorable photo of Danish Princess Isabella you have chosen;
Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks! Princess Isabella is becoming a new favorite of mine. She's got a spunky personality!

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Thanks, I wondered about Highgrove ...I've heard they both very much prefer it. Does he or do they spend much time in Wales?

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You can find more information on Highgrove in this thread Highgrove .
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:34 AM
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Does he or do they spend much time in Wales?

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Not really. In the normal course, they visit Wales every summer. My sense is that it was thought appropriate that the Prince of Wales have a home in Wales, and hence the purchase. Given how little it is actually used by C&C, vast parts of the property are available for rent through the Duchy's commercial operations.
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But they still have an - admittedly merely nominal - link to the Duchy of Cornwall.
Eventually William would get involved in the work...
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:04 PM
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The article in the Mail about W&C not being contend with Nottingham Cottage is IMHO the first try to get them to be more open for the media - it's an invented story which makes them look bad on using some facts (use of the sports field, flats of serrvants) on putting them together in order to create a negative image of William and Catherine. They don't even cite a "source", just state that the couple is not happy.... so what, that's how it is when you live in the city and surely they both are aware of that.
But the DM adores Will & Kate and always publishes flattering articles about them. Not saying it's a true article, but most tabloid stories are very vague anyway. It's a believable objection.
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Well. just like what I heard they will live in wales.. but when we back to the real real future absolutely they will live in buckingham palace when william become king of england ....but right now I heard they are living in apartment in kensington palace that what his mother lived in there after divorce
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Well. just like what I heard they will live in wales.. but when we back to the real real future absolutely they will live in buckingham palace when william become king of england ....but right now I heard they are living in apartment in kensington palace that what his mother lived in there after divorce
Currently they live in Anglesey, with Notts Cottage as their london residence. William probably won't be in BP for at least another 30 years.
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Currently they live in Anglesey, with Notts Cottage as their london residence. William probably won't be in BP for at least another 30 years.
Maybe so, but he'll have to spend more and more of his time in London in future anyway, won't he?
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:17 PM
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Unless Kate gets pregnant this year, which would accelerate the need for more space, I would expect the status quo til 2013 - after the Olympics, Jubilee year and Wm's RAF commitment. The BRF are nothing if not planners, Im sure they have a plan. Probably KP #1A, or some other suitable property that they know is going to be available.
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