Prince William shows inside Kensington Palace where he lives with Kate – what is it like?

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The interview was recorded at Prince William’s home, Kensington Palace, where he lives with his wife, Kate Middleton, and their three children: George, Charlotte, and Louis. The Earthshot Prize’s name is a reference to the “moonshot” ambition of 1960s America, which saw then-President John F Kennedy pledge to get a man on the moon within a decade. The interview is airing today ahead of the awards ceremony, which is taking place on Sunday, October 17.

Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo are joining Prince William to host the awards, and to promote the awards ceremony, the two were filmed knocking on the front door of Kensington Palace at Apartment 1A where the Duke of Cambridge lives.

The interview showed William smiling as he sat in a pale blue upholstered chair positioned around an ornate black coffee table holding mugs of tea.

The floor was covered with a vintage red patterned rug and a large indoor tree and white flowers featured in the corner.

One eye-catching aspect of the decor was the large wooden screen in the background, covered with delicate hand-painted gold symbols.

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Kensington Palace sits in the hills of Hyde Park right in the heart of London.

It has one of the richest histories out of all the royal palaces, with one of its most famous tenants being Princess Diana.

It is just minutes away from Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace, which would be handy for family visits.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s massive four-storey property has 20 rooms with five reception rooms, three main bedrooms, dressing rooms, a night and day nursery, and staff quarters.

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The palace is also just minutes away from many London landmarks, including Big Ben, the British Museum, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

In 1689, King William and Queen Mary purchased a £20,000 (about £4million today) modest Jacobean mansion in Kensington, then called Nottingham House.

Since then, succeeding generations of royals have continued to use the palace.

Queen Victoria was even born and christened in the palace in 1819.

When former President Barack Obama visited in 2016, photos showed the elegant cream and gold decor the couple had chosen, along with candles and impressive paintings.

The room appears plush and lavish but cosy too, with plenty of warm lamps and candles, and comfortable beige sofas and carpets.

While the home certainly looks grand and well looked after, it also undeniably looks cosy and homely too, with comfy sofas and carpets.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement photocall back in November 2017 gave the world a rare glimpse into the stunning private gardens the royals enjoy at Kensington Palace.

The images showed an impressive pond, and manicured lawns and plenty of gorgeous plants and flowers.



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