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Old 04-10-2011, 04:00 PM
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Clock Court KP.
The Drawing room before, during and after.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:03 PM
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Princess Margaret in her Drawing Room.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:34 PM
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Dear Vanya,

Thanks for posting the delightful photographs. It seems a lot of work went into renovating and rehabbing those apartments. I am afraid I do not know who occupies what in Kensington Palace. I must get over to London to see this magnificent building in person.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:00 PM
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Paul Burrell's name has been much tarnished in the past few years, but his second book, "The Way We Were" is well worth the price for the wonderful photos of Diana's apartments Burrell said he took a few days after she was killed.
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Dear Vanya,

Thanks for posting the delightful photographs. It seems a lot of work went into renovating and rehabbing those apartments. I am afraid I do not know who occupies what in Kensington Palace. I must get over to London to see this magnificent building in person.
Hello Vasillisos!
I'm glad you enjoyed them! I'm glad the KP photo's came out all right!
And yes it took an awful lot of work, in the book I read it mentioned that they went over budget.
I also remember an anecdote that the Queen the QM and Pr. M use to sit her garden (at KP) and they could eavesdrop on the tourist's passing by. Apparently the garden wall backs onto a public walkway. I don't know how reliable that story is...
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Paul Burrell's name has been much tarnished in the past few years, but his second book, "The Way We Were" is well worth the price for the wonderful photos of Diana's apartments Burrell said he took a few days after she was killed.
Yes I have seen that book. If you compare, Margaret's apartment is FAR grander, not that I would turn down Diana's!
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From what I've read, I thought the apartments once used by the late Princess Margaret were opened to the public.
refer Kensington Palace - Refurbishment (27 April 2010) at post #85
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...the £12 million refurbishment of its state apartments and gardens...is well underway already and set to be completed by 2018. The first phase, of opening new rooms dedicated to Queen Victoria's life and reign, will be ready in 2012, with four more to follow.

...the opening of Princess Margaret's apartment, which since her death in 2002 has been used as a temporary exhibition space. The interiors will be restored to the Sixties and Seventies, when Princess Margaret and Tony Snowdon were the most stylish couple in London, including the smoke extractor in the kitchen that he designed himself.

This part of the palace will carry a permanent display devoted to Princess Margaret and Princess Diana's extensive collection of dresses.
Diana's apartment, which still belongs to the Royal Household, is used as office space.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:53 PM
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Hello Vasillisos!
I'm glad you enjoyed them! I'm glad the KP photo's came out all right!
And yes it took an awful lot of work, in the book I read it mentioned that they went over budget.
I also remember an anecdote that the Queen the QM and Pr. M use to sit her garden (at KP) and they could eavesdrop on the tourist's passing by. Apparently the garden wall backs onto a public walkway. I don't know how reliable that story is...
I imagine these three women would come up with some wild remarks, depending on what they heard on the other side of the wall.

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Old 04-11-2011, 10:33 PM
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Yes I have seen that book. If you compare, Margaret's apartment is FAR grander, not that I would turn down Diana's!
I'm not surprised Margaret's apartment(s) were grander than Diana's. RHIP
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:14 PM
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Clock Court KP. The Hall before and after.
Thats Pr. M in the before picture. Again sorry if they come out upside down!
I will preface this by saying that I could be wrong; however, I believe the hall is part of apartment 1A Kensington Palace. Clock House is in a different wing of the palace.
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If this was discussed before, I apologize for repeating it, but at one time, the US government wanted to take over KP for it's new embassy.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...s-embassy.html
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i prefer PM's old drawing room's ceiling over the new. as for PD's apartment: all i can say is it's beautiful and very comfortable
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Yes I have seen that book. If you compare, Margaret's apartment is FAR grander, not that I would turn down Diana's!
I've noticed that the decor for both the Princesses' apartments are quite similar. I guess that's the style TBRF prefers.
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...the opening of Princess Margaret's apartment, which since her death in 2002 has been used as a temporary exhibition space. The interiors will be restored to the Sixties and Seventies, when Princess Margaret and Tony Snowdon were the most stylish couple in London, including the smoke extractor in the kitchen that he designed himself.

This part of the palace will carry a permanent display devoted to Princess Margaret and Princess Diana's extensive collection of dresses.
Diana's apartment, which still belongs to the Royal Household, is used as office space.
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I think the current exhibition- Enchanted Palace- is wonderful!

It's so clever; using limited space (due to the refurbishment), KP has created a sort of fairy-tale: find the Seven Princesses!

It's a treasure hunt: using the clues found in each room, it is possible to identify seven princesses who once lived in KP. ( Mary, Charlotte, Anne, Caroline, Victoria, Margaret, Diana).

The exhibit is slightly creepy and rather poignant- a terrific transitional presentation!

Has anyone else been there? What did you think?
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Princess Margaret's former butler Harold Brown had an apartment that was also part of the original Apartment 1 occupied by Princess Marina.
Purely speculation.... but I wonder if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to move in to Princess Margaret's former butler's apartment?
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Despite the overly exagerrated tone of this article it does have a great map of KP where some of the members live.
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It seems unfair that William, who is the future King, will have to put up with a tiny apartment while minor Royals like the Kents and Gloucesters have much larger ones.
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It seems unfair that William, who is the future King, will have to put up with a tiny apartment while minor Royals like the Kents and Gloucesters have much larger ones.
Mirabel, I'll have to agree with you on that one. I am not proud of it, but I feel the same way.
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It seems unfair that William, who is the future King, will have to put up with a tiny apartment while minor Royals like the Kents and Gloucesters have much larger ones.
But he really doesn't need the extra space at this time. Besides, he will be king eventually and have the big house. I'm sure the Cambridges will get one of those larger apartments (or something else entirely) once the Kents and Gloucesters are gone and there are some little Cambridges running around.
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