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Old 08-12-2014, 09:30 AM
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Ahhhh.... maybe the BRF is plotting to put Camilla out to pasture. Is this what you're worried about?

The Duke of Cambridge is getting "more" than Camilla
Please, don't turn on The Duchess of Cornwall because someone who uses her picture and name decided to attack The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for no reason other than assumed "facts", biased opinions and dislike.

There's no competition between the members of The Royal Family. Posters should stick to the facts, before the The Royal Forums becomes a slightly more sophisticated version of Royal Dish.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:33 AM
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Please, don't turn on The Duchess of Cornwall because someone who uses her picture and name decided to attack The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for no reason other than assumed "facts", biased opinions and dislike.

There's no competition between the members of The Royal Family. Posters should stick to the facts, before the The Royal Forums becomes a slightly more sophisticated version of Royal Dish.
LOL! I think Rudolph was just jocking.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:34 AM
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Apartment 1A was used for storage by a charity. I don't believe it was occupied, and public events were not held there.
Several site have stated exhibitions were held in Apt 1A. There is a photo showing a pale blue dress with gold & cream bodice and cream sleeves inside a display case in the entrance hall of Princess Margaret'sapartment. (The photo was downloaded to my computer about a year ago.)

Houses of State: Kensington Palace - Part 4 of 4 - Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace - Home of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
After Princess Margaret's death this room was used by Historic Royal Palaces to host exhibitions and also offered for private hire for dining and entertaining (as featured in the photos).

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Staff working to conserve the dresses.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...-makeover.html
The garden room of Apt 1A used to exhibit Diana's dresses.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:27 AM
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Apt 1A isn't part of Historic Royal Palaces. Its part of the private living area. The only reason it was ever used as display and storage space is because it was unoccupied for years after Princess Margaret's death.

Now it is being used once again as an official residence for a member of the Royal Family and HRP is using its own space for displays and storage.

The State Rooms are open to the public and managed by Historic Royal Palaces, a nonprofit organization that does not receive public funds.

The offices and private accommodation areas of the Palace remain the responsibility of the Royal Household and are maintained by the Royal Household Property Section.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:19 AM
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The most important fact to note here also is that the cost of repairs to Apartment 1A is met by existing funding in the Royal Household, that is to say it comes at no extra cost to the taxpayer as it is covered by the Sovereign Grant (the fixed amount The Queen receives every year to cover her expenses) which was £35.7 million for the year 2013-2014.

Even with the repairs to Apartment 1A the Royal Household were under budget this year by £400,000 from the allocated amount – this surplus will be put into the reserve fund for use in future if needed.

This is pretty good budgeting on the part of the Royal Household if you ask me.
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The press is to blame for that ^ they paint quite a picture with their headlines screaming things like "extra million for Georges nursery !!" And it grabs attention and gives the wrong impression .

A good example would be articles such as these : http://hollywoodlife.com/2014/08/08/...ing-pregnancy/
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Kate Middleton Moves Out Of Kensington Palace With Prince George

Why would anyone spend $5 million on renovations to their home only to move out a few months later?

It’s the question everyone seems to be asking themselves after the news broke that the Duke and Duchess, as well as their little prince, have packed their bags for Anmer Hall in the countryside.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:45 PM
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William and Kate will use both KP and Anmer Hall. It isn't one or the other.

From the Daily Mail:

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But William’s new job suggests that the couple, along with their baby son Prince George, will be spending an increasing amount of the time at Anmer Hall, the 10-bedroom Georgian mansion given to them by the Queen on her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

A spokesman for the prince insisted to Mail Online today: ‘Nothing has changed.’
They continued: ‘Kensington Palace will continue to be their primary and long term residence. The Duke expects to do a fair bit of commuting.’
Just like every other royal. W&K will stay at Apartment 1A while in London and use Anmer Hall while in Norfolk.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:58 PM
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Since williams contract is for 2 yrs , will kate be moving to Anmer with him or visiting him while she stays at KP ? Because she seems more comfortable living in the city and he prefers the country , so maybe he will visit her and George every weekend .
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:20 PM
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Comparisons based on old architectural drawings. Measurements for Apt 1A are based on an old Kensington Palace floor plan scale.

The measurement:

Kensington State Apts:
The width of Queen's Victoria's Bedroom combined with the King's Gallery equals approximately 115 feet.
The length of Queen's Victoria's Bedroom combined with the Ante Room equals 40 feet.
115 feet wide X 40 feet deep

Apt 1A: Total 31592 square feet
130 feet wide X 40 feet deep
Total 5200 square feet per floor X 4 floors.
Total 20800 square feet.

The original drawing shows Apt 1A as T shaped.
The top of the 'T' area is 19 feet wide X 142 feet long.
Total 2698 square feet per floor X 4 floors
Total square feet 10792

Total square feet for Apt 1A equals 31592 square feet.

Clarence House: Total 16704 square feet.
48 feet wide X 64 feet deep. (excluding the garden room)
The garden room is 26 feet wide X 20'6
Clarence might also include 2 small room across the horse corridor. If Clarence has been modified to include these rooms, it will measure:
74 feet wide X 64 feet deep excluding the large 'L' shaped open area.
Total per floor 4176. This includes the garden room & the 2 rooms & any hallways.
Total 16704 square feet.

Another way to compare is to count the number of windows.
Kensington Palace Apt 1A has 14 windows in the front.
Clarence House has 7 in the front and 9 on the side.
The top of the 'T' section of Apt 1A might be the staff offices.
Clarence House totals includes the staff offices.
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Apt 1A is not an apartment. It is a townhome. It is one entire section of Kensington Palace.

If you disagree with my figures you are more than welcome to review floor plans and do you own measurements.. I not only gave the figures but how I arrived at the square footage. I also stated you can count the number of windows on Clarence House vs the number of windows on the section of Kensington Palace that is designated as Apt 1A.
Actually, I did, and discovered there is no 'T shape' (see above highlighted in red) associated with Apartment 1A which is a rectangle as you can clearly see in the linked diagram - purple is 1A
Houses of State: Kensington Palace - Photos and Floor Plans - Part 2 of 4
I'm not sure whether you included the home of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (Apartment 1) as part of 1A or not - but your numbers appear to be inaccurate.
In regards to children being treated differently, in the US we tend to equally distribute whatever wealth a family accumulates amongst the offspring. Such is not and has not been the case in the UK for centuries. Among the aristocracy the eldest son inherited the lions share of the family's wealth. He and his family lived on the estate until they inherited and then they moved into the 'big' house. Younger sons and all daughters where financially supported, if possible, however they always received far less than the heir. Likewise the heir gets a subsidiary title during his father's life and then the main title when his father dies, daughters and younger sons do not. Under that system treating William differently than his cousins is understandable and, indeed, expected.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:53 PM
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Since williams contract is for 2 yrs , will kate be moving to Anmer with him or visiting him while she stays at KP ? Because she seems more comfortable living in the city and he prefers the country , so maybe he will visit her and George every weekend .
Kate and George will be moving to Amner with William.

I've not seen any indication that Kate is more comfortable in the city, while William prefers the country.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:46 PM
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Kate and George will be moving to Amner with William.

I've not seen any indication that Kate is more comfortable in the city, while William prefers the country.
No kidding..let's not start that whole thing with these two like they did D&C.


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Old 08-12-2014, 07:09 PM
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Actually, there is every indication that Kate, does in fact, enjoy the country. Her family lived/s in a very small place and she appears to enjoy country past times.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:30 PM
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In an article on www.express.co.uk > News > Royal
One disgruntled resident declared, 'The building dates back to the early 1800s but it looks more like a Barratt home now.' because the new roof tiles of Anmer Hall are vivid brick-red.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:01 PM
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In an article on www.express.co.uk > News > Royal
One disgruntled resident declared, 'The building dates back to the early 1800s but it looks more like a Barratt home now.' because the new roof tiles of Anmer Hall are vivid brick-red.

The color will weather and fade. It's just because the tiles are new.


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Old 08-13-2014, 09:11 PM
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The color will weather and fade. It's just because the tiles are new.


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Exactly!!
People should be content that maintenance is being done at Anmer Hall.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:33 AM
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Actually, I did, and discovered there is no 'T shape' (see above highlighted in red) associated with Apartment 1A which is a rectangle as you can clearly see in the linked diagram - purple is 1A
Houses of State: Kensington Palace - Photos and Floor Plans - Part 2 of 4
I'm not sure whether you included the home of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (Apartment 1) as part of 1A or not - but your numbers appear to be inaccurate.
My numbers are correct. In the floor plan you attached, the purple area is Apt 1A. This equals to 20800 square feet.

The original floor plans show Apt 1A as T shaped. KP was built in sections and the floor plans I have predates the building of the second square and the section above the T.

Apt 1A was originally the purple section and strip across the top that ended before the large square where the 'W' is located. (This is the clock tower.) Everything below the 'W' and to the right of it did not exist. The large maize colored square to the left of the 'W' did not exist.

On the original floor plans the clock tower did not exist.

Adding the purple section with the section across it give you 31592 square feet.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:21 PM
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Interesting graphic from the former editor of Royal Central. Something tells me the Queen is perfectly fine with William and Catherine dividing their time between Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall.

Martin ‏@CourtierUK

This graphic from @RoyalCentral last year shows how The Queen divides her time between residences. https://twitter.com/CourtierUK/statu...278466/photo/1
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:27 PM
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^^^So? She is the queen, he's simply the heir to the heir. Apples and pomegranets.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:54 PM
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Yes she's the Queen so she has more to choose from but the point is all senior royals have an official residence and a private residence and divide their time between them and especially for someone like William who is in the lineal line of succession.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...yal_residences
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:31 PM
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I don't consider William to be a senior royal. He is in the line of succession, but that doesn't make him a senior. He's got to do a lot more for the Crown before I will consider him a senior.
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