Prince William surprised fans when he shared a video on social media showing the inside of Kensington Palace, which included a photograph with Princess Diana and Prince Harry from 1995. Prince William made a subtle nod to his younger brother Prince Harry in a behind-the-scenes clip from the Coronation weekend.
The Prince and Princess of Wales released several glossy videos on social media to celebrate King Charles’s Coronation. In one film posted on their YouTube channel, William, Kate and their two younger children Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were videoed getting ready to leave Kensington Palace, their London home, to attend the ceremony.
The four royals all appeared individually in their living room inside their London property before travelling to Westminster Abbey. Eagle-eyed royal fans spotted a scene in which Princess Charlotte entered this room, and framed pictures on top of a piano were seen in the background. One of these pictures was a black and white photograph of William and Harry alongside their late mother Princess Diana, which was used for her 1995 Christmas card.
The card was sent a year before she divorced King Charles, the then-Prince of Wales, and two years before her untimely death at the age of 36. Although perhaps not intentional, the inclusion of this photograph in the video was a sweet tribute from the Prince of Wales to his younger brother, who lives in California with his wife Meghan Markle and two children.
Kensington Palace was once the residence of Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana, who lived in Apartments Eight and Nine. The Waleses’, however, call Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace their London home when they are not staying at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor. The property boasts a staggering 20 rooms over four storeys. Apartment 1A features five reception rooms, three main bedrooms, a nursery and dressing rooms, and it was once the home of the late Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret.
In 2014 a remodel of the apartment cost the taxpayer £4.5million, and William and Kate contributed some of their own funds to the project. According to Fox Business, Kensington Palace is worth a whopping £501million, which makes it one of the priciest royal properties. Apartment 1A appears pleasant and homely despite being located in such a stately palace. It contains plush cream sofas, elegant blue and white porcelain planters and floral-patterned lampshades.
A table with a summery tablecloth with red, blue, green, and yellow shapes also features in one of the drawing rooms. Both sofas have identical cushions, each of which is embellished with green and pink plants.
Two lamps, one a deep red colour and the other a white colour with florals also feature in this room. There are two inviting reading nooks hidden behind blue patterned curtains. The beautiful outside area called the Sunken Garden is home to a statue of Princess Diana, surrounded by three children.