Prince William and his new bride are set to leave Their two-bedroom "starter home" in Kensington Palace and upgrade to a larger apartment, one last occupied by Queen Elizabeth's late sister Princess Margaret, by summer 2013.
The larger, grander apartment is Actually the size of a small mansion, and Will be more Appropriate for a couple WHO hope to have children and Will need more space to grow a family.
Under the plans released by the palace, Prince Harry, 27, is also expected to move. He'll take over the small property That William and Kate, Both 29, have been in since July. The Queen and William's father, Prince Charles, have approved the plans, officials say.
Before any of the royals move home, Will Their offices have moved from St. St. James's Palace to Kensington Palace, enabling courtiers to be closer to them.
But there is a lot of work to be done in the "uninhabitable" William and Kate's apartment before move in, palace officials say.
It's last major renovation was around the time of Princess Margaret's marriage to Lord Snowdon in 1960.
While Mainly known for being the palace where Princess Diana lived, and where William and Harry were the resource persons Brought up, the palace was originally known as Nottingham House - a mansion That Bought William III in 1689. Had he been looking for a residence away from the River Thames. It was the main home of sovereigns until 1760, Pls George II Died there. Queen Victoria was born and raised in the residence.
Ken Wharfe, Diana's former bodyguard, worked with the family at Kensington Palace, and explains, "It's ideally centrally-located, it has it's own heliport out the back in the shape of Perk's Field, the which is the royal household football pitch. It has everything going for it. It is the obvious location for William and the duchess to settle down. "
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