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Prince William and Princess Kate's unusual bedroom arrangements only when in London

The royals have a base at Kensington Palace in London as well as their main home Adelaide Cottage and countryside home Anmer Hall 

Princess Kate and Prince William at the 'Together at Christmas' community carol service at Westminster Abbey on December 8, 2021
Rachel Avery
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The Princess of Wales and her husband Prince William have lived at Adelaide Cottage with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for over a year now. However, the royals still have a London base at Apartment 1A inside of Kensington Palace, where they can stay when in down for official engagements. Did you know that they have a rather unusual sleeping set up inside the royal residence?

Inside their regal abode, it is believed that the royal couple sleep on the ground floor of the property rather than upstairs, as the upper floor is reserved for staff.

WATCH: Rare insights inside of Kensington Palace

Their entourage of employees includes royal nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo who works full-time for the royals, caring for their three children.

Of course, royal fans have never seen inside the couple's private sleeping quarters, but they have been treated to glimpses inside other parts of their stunning abode.

Prince William Kate Kensington Palace drawing room
The Wales' have a stunning home inside Kensington Palace

When the Obamas came to visit them, the Wales' (then Cambridges) released images of the then US President and First Lady being welcomed into their regal home.

Their drawing room is very typical of a standard palace, featuring floral furniture, golden accessories and plenty of antique items.

SEE: Princess Kate and sister Pippa's £1.88million flat they lived in for free

Rather surprisingly, it has been reported that their children's bedrooms have been decorated using IKEA furniture.

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The children have IKEA furniture in their bedrooms

In 2018, during a visit to the National Museum of Architecture and Design in Stockholm, Princess Kate told IKEA's Head of Design, Marcus Engman, that she had chosen to fit Prince George's room with IKEA furniture. The couple also opted to do the same for their daughter Princess Charlotte, and we can only presume for little Prince Louis too.

Naturally, Marcus was overjoyed, and said, "I'm proud that we can suit everybody. That's what we want IKEA to be – for the many people of the world, both royalty and ordinary people." It is believed the couple selected the mainstream brand for its durability.

We can only wonder what Kate and William’s own bedroom is like!

Royals with unusual living arrangements

King Charles and Queen Camilla's separate bedrooms

The Waleses aren't the only royals with unconventional bedroom habits. In fact, King Charles and Queen Camilla are reported to sleep in separate rooms.

King Charles and Queen Camilla at Brandenburg Airport© Getty
King Charles and Queen Camilla also reportedly sleep in separate rooms, according to royal protocol

The royal couple reportedly have three bedrooms; one each and one to share. As depicted The Crown, it is believed the late Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip did not sleep in the same bed, or even the same room, which originally raised the belief that royal couples don't share a bed.

Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips living with mother Princess Anne

Zara Phillips and Peter Phillips visit the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea © Mark Cuthbert
Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall live on the same estate as their mother Princess Anne

Zara Tindall lives on the same estate as her mother Princess Anne and brother Peter Phillips. It might be a nightmare scenario for most people, but the living arrangements at Gatcombe Park clearly work for the close-knit family - and the 730 acres of land probably help too.

Reflecting on how amazing growing up at the Gloucestershire property was, Zara said: "It was a great place to grow up around horses, looking after animals - the respect and partnership that you have to build with the animals, it teaches you so much you know growing up and as a kid. It really is an amazing life starting to be outside as well, you know, all the time," she said.

Sarah Ferguson living with ex-husband Prince Andrew

Sarah will attend the coronation concert at Windsor Castle© Adam Davy - PA Images
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew still live together following their divorce

Perhaps the most unique living situation of all is Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew living together following their divorce. The former couple called it quits in 1996 but have remained living at Royal Lodge in Windsor together and are on great terms for the sake of their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Proving they're the friendliest of exes, the duo even look after the Queen's late corgis together. The Duchess of York told The Telegraph. of their unusual arrangement: "All I can say is that we’re happy with the way we are right now,. We always say we are the most contented divorced couple in the world. We’re divorced to each other, not from each other.

PHOTO: Princess Kate's childhood living room is just like ours 

"We are co-parents who support each other and believe that family is everything. I’m proud of the job we have done together in bringing up our children and sustaining a strong family unit. Our bywords are communication, compromise and compassion."

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