Princess Anne's £1,300 per month flat got her way more than it would now - inside

The Princess Royal lived there before moving to the Queen's Buckingham Palace

Bridie Wilkins

In 1993, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence moved into an apartment in Drake House on Dolphin Square in Westminster, London. The newly-married couple (who tied the knot on 12 December 1992), occupied the flat for just a few months, where they paid £1,300 rent per month, before moving to Buckingham Palace

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The Princess Royal was not a fan of the property, with its "nosy neighbours" and "noisy traffic", but photos released shortly before she moved in show that it offered plenty of space and beautiful retro interiors. In fact, with two bedrooms, a central location and a large living, dining and kitchen area, we'd say it was very good value. Take a tour...

Princess Anne's bedroom


Princess Anne's bedroom featured high ceilings with cream carpets and walls. Anne and Timothy had a wooden bed frame, dressed with white linen, and two black bedside tables, with a single pink fringed lamp at one side.

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The second bedroom in the home featured a small wooden desk at the window, a matching towel rack and two chest of drawers.

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Princess Anne's living room


The living room was decorated with the same cream carpets and walls as seen throughout the property. Large sash windows with black frames provided plenty of natural light, and furniture included a velvet green sofa with pink cushions, a wooden coffee table with a glass top, and a wooden rocking chair with patterned cushions.

Princess Anne's kitchen


Anne's kitchen was fitted with white cupboards and appliances, grey worktops, and cream and black patterned tiles on the floor. A white sash window at the sink overlooked the gardens of the apartment block.

Princess Anne's dining room


The kitchen, dining and living room formed an open-plan space, with an island unit between the kitchen and dining area. A table for two was positioned in the middle, with a patterned tablecloth, and a view of the living space and a traditional fireplace beneath a painting mounted on the wall.

Princess Anne's road


The apartment overlooked Princess Anne's road, as well as a tennis court on the opposite side of the road.

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