Kensington Palace has been the official home to the British Royal family since the 17th century and now it appears that newlyweds William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are keeping very much with tradition as they moved into their first official Royal apartment as a married couple.
Set in the beautiful gardens of Kensington, London, the palace boasts one of the most exclusive and sort after postcodes in the world.
It was also the official residence of William’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales from 1981, who occupied joint apartments 8 and 9 upon her marriage to the Prince of Wales until her tragic death in 1997.
The late Diana’s body lay in her coffin at Kensington Palace on the night before her funeral at Westminster Abbey on 6 September.
Today, apart from William and Kate , the palace is the Royal residence to both the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke and Duchess of Kent and is often used in an unofficial capacity by Prince Harry and his soon to-be-wed cousin, Zara Phillips.
The palace’s magnificent and stunning gardens along with its historic grand State Rooms are also open to the general public to enjoy.
Up until a few days ago the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge used Prince William’s apartment in Clarence House when they stayed in London but a senior Royal source confirmed that William and Kate had now moved their furniture into a newly renovated apartment last week and stayed there for several nights.