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Old 01-28-2017, 11:07 AM
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It appears that the hedge is designed to protect the large green space between Palace Avenue and Kensington Palace Gardens. Since there's a public roadway running between the two (mostly pedestrian but it looks like they may park cars there), I rather suspect that it's to avoid more pictures being taken of anyone playing or walking on that green space.

Kensington Palace Gardens is closed to unauthorised vehicle traffic, but reportedly is accessible by foot and while there are a line of trees between it and the green space, they appear from the pictures and Google Maps to be deciduous.

Rebecca English mentioned this morning that William and Harry played in the green space in question as children.

Ultimately, the hedge will give the inhabitants of KP a private outdoor space that is much larger than any of the walled gardens.

I'm only a bit surprised to not see a similar hedge planted along the east side of Perk's Field, where members of the public routinely take helicopter pictures.
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:01 PM
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This story is rubbish. From old pictures, you can see there was already a hedge along that way. Not sure if they replanted some recently.

Besides Kate and will have a walled garden for privacy.

Then there is the whole that is billionaires row. There is high security on that road. Cars, like paps, can't simply go down the street, they have to be cleared by guards. As do pedestrians. The road is home to several embassies or ambassadors homes as well ass billionaires so the security is high.

There are parts of Kensington where you could be worried about public attention. This is not one of them.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/20...palace-gardens
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:16 PM
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William and Harry lived in a different part of KP as kid from where the Cambridges live now. Just because W&H played there as boys ,it doesn't mean George and Charlotte will play there.

There are many royals that live in KP and the hedge could have been in the works as part of a general plan to upgrade the palace. Notice how there are not any pictures showing the new hedge with relationship to Apt 1a because they don't face each other
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:31 PM
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William and Harry lived in a different part of KP as kid from where the Cambridges live now. Just because W&H played there as boys ,it doesn't mean George and Charlotte will play there.

There are many royals that live in KP and the hedge could have been in the works as part of a general plan to upgrade the palace. Notice how there are not any pictures showing the new hedge with relationship to Apt 1a because they don't face each other
We're talking a literally 1 minute walk from either 8/9 or 1A to the field.

And the Mail has actually provided a picture showing the new hedge with the relationship to both apartments. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/...5605578318.jpg

And while you can't drive cars down that private street, the number of embassies along it require the guards at either end to allow pedestrians (all of whom have cell phone cameras) to access the road, in order to visit the embassies in question. Someone took a picture from that road in order to illustrate the Express story.

Honestly, I'm unclear why it's controversial to suggest that the hedge is being planted in relation to the privacy of the Cambridges, given that - as I said - it will provide a large private green space for all the residents of KP, which includes the Cambridges.
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Old 01-28-2017, 01:19 PM
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It's annoying because there is no proof that the Cambridges were even involved with the hedge planting but the stories all lead with W&K spend 20K of taxpayer money on hedge. It like when they run the helicopter cost outrage story. They only target select royals even when all the royals use the helicopter. It's click bait. The outrage of Kate using the helicopter to attend an official engagement will get more clicks than reporting that Sophie or Anne used the same helicopter.
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It's annoying because there is no proof that the Cambridges were even involved with the hedge planting but the stories all lead with W&K spend 20K of taxpayer money on hedge. It like when they run the helicopter cost outrage story. They only target select royals even when all the royals use the helicopter. It's click bait. The outrage of Kate using the helicopter to attend an official engagement will get more clicks than reporting that Sophie or Anne used the same helicopter.
The helicopter 'they attack only the Cambridges when all royaks use it' really needs to end they all get criticized for using it, every one of them when they use it. I could post links if I wanted to waste time.

But the hedge story they are easy targets. They are moving in and the changes are being made around the same time. The timing leads to speculation. So if course the papers jump on it.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:19 PM
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Kensington Palace basement plans for Wills and Kate's move | Daily Mail Online
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Thankyou Dman. It's a bit misleading of Sebastian to infer that this work is to do with the Cambridges when he himself goes on to write that there will be a two storey basement for HRP staff and the storing of Collections. Still, what else is new as far as the DM is concerned!

This renovation will take a long time to complete. However, my mind leaping ahead here, what if a largish apartment at KP is planned for Harry in the near future and so office staff will be on the move?
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:10 PM
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He doesn't infer anything.

He poses a question in his title. Click bait at best.

The article doesn't put any cost blaim on the couple. And mentions all the royals who live there. Harry and Eugenie and their partners get just as much mention, in the crowding comment. Enough of it to go around.

Like any reporter, you go with the couple who will draw clicks as the headline. That's how they make money.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:11 PM
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Thankyou Dman. It's a bit misleading of Sebastian to infer that this work is to do with the Cambridges when he himself goes on to write that there will be a two storey basement for HRP staff and the storing of Collections. Still, what else is new as far as the DM is concerned!



This renovation will take a long time to complete. However, my mind leaping ahead here, what if a largish apartment at KP is planned for Harry in the near future and so office staff will be on the move?


I wondered about that when they took back control of Diana's former apartment- if maybe the short term plan was to use it as office space so that in the long term plan, it could become a home for Harry and his family.
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Rebecca English is wondering if the new renovations to KP have anything to do with Harry.

The only thing this is, the royal household usually plans this sort of major refit months, if not years in advance.

Never say never, though.

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Old 03-11-2017, 09:49 AM
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What new renovations? I must of missed something.


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Historic Royal Palaces is doing some work to KP. Moving office space and the like. Of course it gets some people wondering if it has anything to do with Harry.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:58 AM
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If he wanted to move into KP, some of those HRP offices have to move anyway.
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Rebecca English is wondering if the new renovations to KP have anything to do with Harry.

The only thing this is, the royal household usually plans this sort of major refit months, if not years in advance.

Never say never, though.

https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/sta...54761564520450
And she refers to an article by Sebastian Shakespeare (the biggest liar in the British press, together with another person in the Daily Fail).

Q: What happens if Harry and Meghan end up getting married and moves into a bigger apartment at Kensington Palace? Answer: The gloves will be off, and the press will criticize Harry/Meghan like never before for the cost of the renovation etc.
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I wouldn't be surprised if Apts 8 and 9 are to become a family home for Harry. Nott Cott is just too small to be considered a long term residence for him IMO.

Yes it's not surprising that the DM is using the Cambridges as "click bait" again.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:30 AM
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It just stands to reason that if and when Harry does marry, he's going to need a larger residence especially if he plans on starting a family right away. Whether it be an apartment at KP or elsewhere, its a given that he'll be given the use of a larger place.

Like Buckingham Palace, KP is part and parcel of Britain's national heritage and if work isn't done (regardless of who is to live in the buildings) to maintain these buildings, bring them up to date and assure that they're safe, Britain's national heritage buildings will be reduced to a pile of rubble. Its just plain common sense.
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In the twitter feed a poster says that Ivy Cottage will be renovated. That is different from Nottingham Cottage, where Prince Harry lives, not so?

The poster then states that there was a 'stand-off'. Anyone know what is being referenced?
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In the twitter feed a poster says that Ivy Cottage will be renovated. That is different from Nottingham Cottage, where Prince Harry lives, not so?

The poster then states that there was a 'stand-off'. Anyone know what is being referenced?
Ivy cottage is a different cottage. There are at least three, notting, wren and ivy. Ivy was used for offices until recently.

Ivy was mentioned last year because it is said that it is being renovated for Eugenie. It was around the time the engagement rumors started. The cottage story continues even if not an engagement in site. Needs work to turn back from an office to a home. And there is damp needing fixed. Supposedly the queen was holding eugenies wedding hostage unless Andrew agrees to pay for the removal of mould, a few thousand, himself,

I guess the conflict could be the Twitter poster assuming Harry may be fighting Eugenie for ivy. Ivy is larger, three bedrooms.
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