The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to move into Kensington Palace within the coming days and the couple are said to be excited about their new home.
“They can’t wait,” a friend of the couple told The Express. “They are so looking forward to getting the place how they want it and being settled.”
Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge will move into Kensington Palace this week. Photo: Instagram/Clarence House.
The royal couple, along with nine-week-old Prince George, are set to relocate to Apartment 1A in the Palace this week after waiting for renovations to be completed.
Their new home, which once belonged to Princess Margaret, includes 20 rooms with three main bedrooms and a nursery for Prince George.
The move to Kensington Palace will come days after the Duke and Duchess announced the date of Prince George’s christening.
George, will be christened on October 23 in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. It is believed Prince William and Kate chose the chapel at St James’s Palace as they simply preferred the intimate and personal setting.
The Chapel also happens to be where William’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales’s body rested prior to her funeral in September 1997.
“The Chapel Royal offers Prince William a connection with his painful past and an opportunity to ensure his son’s christening is an intimate affair,” the BBC’s royal correspondent Peter Hunt explained.
Earlier this month, William announced he would be leaving his military role to concentrate on a period of transition, that will see him take on a larger diary of royal engagements to support his grandmother, The Queen.