Bridie WilkinsRoyal's homes and home offices including Kate Middleton, Prince William, The Queen, Prince Charles, Sophie Wessex, more.
Working from home calls for an office space with everything we need to do our jobs, and who better to give us interiors inspiration than the royal family? Since the coronavirus pandemic began, everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has been sharing photos of their home working spaces, and we've rounded up the best.
In a post discussing the importance of mental health during self-isolation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared photos of their home offices, and Kate's revealed a collection of Penguin Clothbound Classics. The books, which are stacked in a row on her desk, retail at £11 each. As for the rest of the area, Kate has a large wooden desk, and a striped chair with wooden framing.
Prince Charles revealed his home office at his Scottish residence, Birkhall, when he opened the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London via video link. It features a large wooden piano lined with family photos, two side tables with fringed lamps, and a large central dining table where Charles works.
The Countess of Wessex joined forces with TV duo Ant and Dec to formally open the new NHS Nightingale Hospital North East, in Sunderland via video message from her Surrey home, Bagshot Park. She dialled in from her home office, revealing salmon pink and yellow walls, and two large antique paintings in gold frames.
The Earl of Wessexrevealed a look at what seems to be another office space at Bagshot Park in Surrey, featuring a floor-to-ceiling wooden bookshelf. The father-of-two is currently self-isolating at home with his wife, the Countess of Wessex, and their children, Lady Louise and James Viscount Severn.
The Queen often holds meetings at Windsor Castle, where she is now self-isolating amid coronavirus. The room where she holds weekly audiences with Boris Johnson features white walls and red carpets, with two sofas. There is also a selection of antique ornaments and a large lamp on one side table.
Prince William's home working space has a similar large, wooden desk to Kate's. He also has an antique-style desk lamp, and an additional chest of drawers in a lighter, chestnut wood with a white printer on top. Behind him, there is a large fireplace and mirror.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands gave a rare look inside her and King Alexander's royal residence, Huis Ten Bosch, when she revealed her home office complete with very unexpected feature: a mural wallpaper featuring an image of palm trees in the countryside. The room is finished with gold accents including a desk lamp and ornament.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Henri and wife Maria Teresa, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, have been working hard at their royal residence, the Grand Ducal Palace, and each have their own offices. The Grand Duke's working space features a mahogany desk positioned in front of the windows of his office, with cream walls and marble windowsills that have been lined with an array of old family photos and a large lion ornament.
Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Maria Teresa, the Grand Duchess, has blue and white baroque-print wallpaper in her home office, with a circular table and woven wooden chairs.
Crown Princess Victoria
The Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden live in Haga Palace in Stockholm and have also been working from home amid coronavirus. A recent post of the couple conducting calls to organisations that have been helping the country during the COVID-19 crisis revealed that they have set up their own home office in the palace's dining room, featuring gold gilded chairs and a large oil painting hung against flocked wallpaper.
There is also a set of gold candelabras in the room, while the couple have a large desk to work from.
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Phillip have lived together in Villa Solbacken in Stockholm since 2017, and also have their own home office space. The room has a round wooden desk in the middle and a large window seat behind them.
The walls are white and the couple also has a large house plant next to them. It looks like the couple have also opted against a laptop or computer, in favour of iPads.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark lives in Amelienborg Palace in Copenhagen with their children: Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. The couple often hold important meetings at home, and their office space features a walnut oval-shaped table and cream walls with gold trims.