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Royal homes: the sweetest personal touches from Meghan Markle's to Kate Middleton's

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Fiona Ward
Acting Fashion and Beauty Editor
July 15, 2019
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Just like the rest of us, royal families want to make their houses (or palaces…) homely with plenty of personal touches - be it with sweet photographs or furniture that has been passed down through generations. So, we've had a look through the archives to find all the sentimental details our favourite royals have added to their humble abodes - scroll down to see the stunning pictures! 

The Queen

With such a beloved extended family, it's no surprise Her Majesty likes to decorate her homes with plenty of family photographs. In May 2018, royal fans even spotted a previously unseen photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Buckingham Palace - it's thought to be another snap from their engagement photoshoot, not released to the public.

MORE: Inside the Queen's home at Buckingham Palace

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In November 2018, a previously-unseen snap of the Queen and Prince Philip with all their grandchildren was revealed to be on display in Windsor Castle - how lovely!

The never-before-seen photo appeared to have been taken a couple of years previously, as both Prince Louis and Zara Tindall’s youngest daughter Lena are absent, while Princess Charlotte – who looks around one – sits on the Queen's lap. No doubt there will soon be a new photograph taking pride of place, featuring baby Archie Harrison, too.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The same shot was later found to be on display at the Duke and Duchess' former home at Kensington Palace! The loved-up photo has sweetly been housed in a frame that bears the couple's 'M and H' logo, also used on their Instagram account.

SEE: Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's temporary LA home owned by Tyler Perry

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Prince William and Kate Middleton

In 2016, royal fans were given a glimpse into the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home, Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace. The couple have a collection of antique furniture and art pieces which are thought to have been passed down through the family.

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We even got a look at where Prince George liked to play! The beautiful rocking horse was a sweet gift from Barack and Michelle Obama, who were visiting at the time. 

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Princess Diana

This gorgeous 1985 photo of Diana with a three-year-old William shows that she added plenty of personal touches to her sons' playroom - note the artwork on the back of the door! There also appears to be traditional hats on the walls, perhaps from royal tours abroad.

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima

The Dutch royal family moved into the newly-renovated Huis ten Bosch Palace in July 2019 - and have plenty of special family photographs on display.

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Sweetly, they even have portraits of the Queen and Prince Philip on display! The framed photographs feature the signatures of His Royal Highness and Her Majesty.

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Prince Charles and Camilla

In their Clarence House home, Charles and Camilla have paid their own tribute to the Queen by proudly displaying a beautiful portrait of hers on the wall in the Morning Room. Here, it can be seen in the background of Prince Louis' official christening photograph.

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco

Fans are treated to a glimpse inside Albert and Charlene's home every winter, when the couple release their Christmas card. This one was even more sentimental, as the couple posed - with their adorable twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella - in front of a painting of Albert's late mother Grace Kelly.

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