Kate: 31 reasons why the birthday girl is preparing for her best year yet

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Kate: 31 reasons why the birthday girl is preparing for her best year yet

Kate and William's new home – Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace – is currently being renovated. It was once the home of Princess Margaret and has remained unused since her death in 2002.

It has required new plumbing, extensive rewiring and the removal of asbestos. As renovation work nears completion, Kate will be able to begin choosing paint colours and furnishings for all 20 rooms, including the nursery