The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently expecting their third child, which is due to arrive any day now. But this time it’s going to be different, with the couple had settled down in London permanently, unlike with their first two children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, when they stayed at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
The couple has settled at Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace since summer 2017 so that Prince George can attend school in the capital and William can increase his royal duties, after leaving his role in the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The property is quite spacious and the perfect place to raise three children. With over four-stories at their disposal, they have everything they need, from sitting rooms, a large kitchen, three principal bedrooms with dressing rooms, three bathrooms and nursery accommodation.
In addition to this there are also staff quarters, with nine bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens and two sitting rooms, and for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, there is a large walled garden for them to play in.
The estate was previously the home of Princess Margaret, who moved with her former husband Lord Snowdon in the 1960s and lived there until her death in 2002. Prince William and Kate moved into the property in 2013 from Nottingham Cottage, which is now home to Prince Harry and his fiancé Meghan Markle.
William will have his brother and new sister-in-law nearby at all times, while other neighbors include the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, who live next door, and the Duke and Duchess of Kent, who reside in Wren House. Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie will make the three-bedroom Ivy Cottage her marital home with fiance Jack Brooksbank, with their wedding being scheduled for this October.
Kate has returned to London after spending recent weeks between her parents home in Bucklebury and Sandringham as her due date is near. Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2- have both returned to school for the new term after the Easter break, having gone on Easter egg hunts with their grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton during the break, while Kate was even spotted doing weekly food shop in Waitrose, Sandringham.