Kensington Palace

The renovations certainly took long enough, but this week Prince William and Kate Middleton are moving into Kensington Palace with baby Prince George. Their new "apartment" honestly sounds more like a mansion than a flat.

For starters, Apartment 1A boasts 20 rooms, so it's a little bit larger than the average starter home for a new family, to say the least. I mean, most of us consider a 10-room house to be pretty darn spacious -- but can you imagine having 20 different spaces to stretch out in? (OMG. I'd feel like a princess.)

Ready to hear what those 20 rooms consist of?

In addition to not one, but two nurseries for Prince George (a night nursery and a day nursery), the home also has three main bedrooms, five reception rooms (because you can't receive people in the same room every time they visit), dressing rooms (probably quite a few), bathrooms, staff bedrooms, and ancillary rooms (whatever the heck those are).

Geez. This pad sounds pretty over-the-top -- but I guess that's to be expected considering they're royalty and all. But regardless of their formal titles, Kate and Prince William are going to be so much happier raising Prince George in their larger, permanent home. It can't have been easy to bounce around from place to place with a newborn, so I'm sure they both agree that this move is long overdue.

And when it comes to having a baby around, the more space you have, the better. It's amazing how much smaller the house seems when there are exersaucers, pack-and-plays, and countless toys scattered about, so I'm sure Kate and Wills will get more than enough use out of those five reception rooms.

Do you think Prince William and Kate will be happier in their new home?

 

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