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Royal newlyweds move into his childhood home Kensington Palace

19 JULY 2011

Prince William's life has come full circle. It's been confirmed that he and new wife, the Duchess of Cambridge have moved into newly refurbished apartments in Kensington Palace, where he lived as a child with his late mother Diana.

After their triumphant tour of North America, the Cambridges have set up home in one of London's most exclusive postcodes.


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Their neighbours include Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, who live in Apartment 10, a five-bedroom, five-reception-room suite.

Clarence House, which they shared with Prince Harry, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, was deemed too small for five adults.

St James's Palace, meanwhile, was thought to be too gloomy for a young couple.



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William won't, however, be returning to the rooms where he spent hours happily whizzing up and down the corridors with Harry.

Diana's home, apartments 8&9, which she continued to use after her divorce, were turned into offices after her death.

Instead, the newlyweds will occupy a small two-bedroom flat with one bathroom that has been treated for asbestos and rewired.
The base is only temporary as it's not big enough for a family and the couple still consider their farmhouse in Anglesey as their main home.



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Though they already spent a few nights there last week.

As second-in-line to the throne, William will not be expected to pay rent – the Prince is currently on an RAF salary of £37,170 a year.