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Old 01-27-2019, 04:14 AM
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I wouldn't mind either, but we wouldn't have paparazzi after us as soon as we go out
Well you can't have it all.
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:09 AM
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I think the biggest draw for the royals that do live at KP is the security factor. It is more or less like a prime gated royal community. Another factor is that KP also has its state apartments which can be convenient should any of the royals wish to hold a large event.

The public can and does rent out areas in KP for private functions and there are tours but the royal residential areas are off limits. I honestly have to say that if offered a place to live at KP and I could request where, it most likely would be Nottingham Cottage. That place sounds a lot cozier to me than the others.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:07 AM
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New Princess of Wales Display to go up to help mark Kensington Palace 200th Anniversary-
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ning-gown.html
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:24 AM
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I wouldn't mind either, but we wouldn't have paparazzi after us as soon as we go out
Its quite central, but I remember going to see Margaret's apartment some years ago and it was really - disappointing. I can't remember much about it which suggests that her décor wasn't that fantastic.. and I don't think ti was as big as I expected... I get the feeling that some fo the apartments the rooms are not htat big and like many things in life it is not as glamourous as you'd expect. And there isn't a lot of choice for Royals in London. I think they take KP because it is there, not because they are mad about it...
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:01 AM
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Its quite central, but I remember going to see Margaret's apartment some years ago and it was really - disappointing. I can't remember much about it which suggests that her décor wasn't that fantastic.. and I don't think ti was as big as I expected... I get the feeling that some fo the apartments the rooms are not htat big and like many things in life it is not as glamourous as you'd expect. And there isn't a lot of choice for Royals in London. I think they take KP because it is there, not because they are mad about it...
Wow some people said her apartment was beautiful but you aren’t wrong in saying that the apartments rooms are small no wonder we get the 56 room numbers for Will and Kate.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:21 PM
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Wow some people said her apartment was beautiful but you aren’t wrong in saying that the apartments rooms are small no wonder we get the 56 room numbers for Will and Kate.
Has that 56 room number ever been substantiated by a credible source?
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:01 PM
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Has that 56 room number ever been substantiated by a credible source?
I think so by Anthony he said that majority of the rooms are small though.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:03 PM
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I suppose that even in a palace space is at such a premium in central London, that the rooms even of royal apartments are a bit poky.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:18 PM
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I suppose that even in a palace space is at such a premium in central London, that the rooms even of royal apartments are a bit poky.
Still it’s the biggest apartment in Kensington Palace so it must be nice.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:34 PM
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Still it’s the biggest apartment in Kensington Palace so it must be nice.
If you mean Margo's I didn't find it all that attractive......
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:37 PM
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If you mean Margo's I didn't find it all that attractive......
I think Diana’s was nice even though the decor is outdated. But the good thing about Margaret’s apartment is Will and Kate can have their offices near their home.
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Why would that matter?
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:41 PM
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Why would that matter?
I think anybody would want their offices near where they live and not travel far.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:40 PM
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I think anybody would want their offices near where they live and not travel far.
Not necessarily, a little travelling distance between work and home can help to take your mind of work and switch to private life..(works that way for me )
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Not necessarily, a little travelling distance between work and home can help to take your mind of work and switch to private life..(works that way for me )
Also gives you something to do if you're not working full time! I'm part-time volunteering at a local charity shop and even though it's only a few minutes walk from me, I enjoy getting out and about since I hate being stuck indoors. Guess it depends on whether you're an indoors or outdoors person.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:58 PM
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Royals tend to live near their offices, for security reasons.... but I can't imagine why i'd worry about how far Will and Kate have to travel...
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:34 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, Will and Kate and Harry and Meghan all have office space to use within KP separate from their residences. W&K live in Apt. 1A and H&M live in Nottingham Cottage but they have rooms in Diana's old apartments that they use for office space and reception rooms and the like.

People, for the most part, hear the word "palace" and instantly have luxurious and spacious and wonderful rooms pop into their heads. These are really relatively *old* buildings and like most old buildings, are cramped, drafty, small and sometimes even dreary. There was a *lot* of work that needed to be done to Margaret's old apartment before the Cambridges moved in and its the same now with Frogmore Cottage for the Sussex family.

I think I've read that Balmoral is one place where the heating system is quite outdated and the bedrooms still could use those hot water bottles to warm things up. One thing for sure is that these older residences are *not* the epitome of luxury and modern conveniences.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:26 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, Will and Kate and Harry and Meghan all have office space to use within KP separate from their residences. W&K live in Apt. 1A and H&M live in Nottingham Cottage but they have rooms in Diana's old apartments that they use for office space and reception rooms and the like.

People, for the most part, hear the word "palace" and instantly have luxurious and spacious and wonderful rooms pop into their heads. These are really relatively *old* buildings and like most old buildings, are cramped, drafty, small and sometimes even dreary. There was a *lot* of work that needed to be done to Margaret's old apartment before the Cambridges moved in and its the same now with Frogmore Cottage for the Sussex family.

I think I've read that Balmoral is one place where the heating system is quite outdated and the bedrooms still could use those hot water bottles to warm things up. One thing for sure is that these older residences are *not* the epitome of luxury and modern conveniences.
Right. Also, the State Rooms at Kensington Palace aren’t really used by the royals. They’re used by Historic Royal Palaces for events, displays, public tours and offices. The Cambridge’s, Sussex’s, Gloucester’s and Kent’s are all confined to apartments and have very small reception rooms to use.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ning-gown.html

Small correction, the new Diana display is not part of the celebration. The original Diana exhibit is closing in a few weeks time. Its being closed to make room for a new exhibit for the anniversary. They are creating a small display though of a few of Diana's pieces, to continue to show at the palace.

The new exhibit, to celebrate the anniversary, is of Queen Victoria.

https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-pa...9/#gs.YZEUvetJ

Its not the 200th anniversary of Kensington palace. Its the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria being celebrated. She was born May 24, 1819. Victoria was born and later baptized at Kensington palace, why the display is there.

Kensington palace is of course much older, parts dating back to the 1609, though expanded over time.
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:36 PM
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Right. Also, the State Rooms at Kensington Palace aren’t really used by the royals. They’re used by Historic Royal Palaces for events, displays, public tours and offices. The Cambridge’s, Sussex’s, Gloucester’s and Kent’s are all confined to apartments and have very small reception rooms to use.
Well they have Windor, Buckingham, and even St James for reception rooms.
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