Kensington Palace uses a subtle trick to stop visitors peeking into Kate Middleton and Prince William’s private gardens during tours of their residence, a TikTok user has shown.
You can also visit some parts of the Palace that contain the London residences and offices of Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
To protect the privacy of the couple, measures were taken. One upper-floor room has secretly frosted windows to prevent the public from looking into their garden.
Laura-Ann Barr from Northern Ireland was a Royal fan and noticed the trick while touring the gardens. She shared video footage on her TikTok profile.
Kensington Palace employs a clever trick to prevent visitors from peeking in the private gardens Kate Middleton’s and Prince William. They were pictured this year celebrating their tenth anniversary during tours of the residence
A comparison photo was taken through the glass half-frosted. She wrote: “I am on the Kensington Palace tour.”
‘Look at the secret windows they have to make sure you can’t see into Kate & Will’s private garden to the right. This is on each window of this room.
Although it is called their apartment, their private home with over 20 rooms is described as ‘enormous.
Christopher Warwick, British royal author and speaker, stated that it has 20 rooms.
All of the royal palaces in Kensington Palace can be called apartments. People immediately assume they’re flats.
“They’re not. Think of Kensington Place as three small courtyards. You can think of them all as these beautiful red brick terrace homes. They are not all one house, they are connected.
Laura-Ann Barr from Northern Ireland was a Royal fan and noticed the trick while touring the gardens. She shared video footage on her TikTok account.
A comparison photo was shared by her of the partially-frosted window. She wrote: “I am on the Kensington Palace tour.” Look at the secret windows they have to make sure you can’t see into Kate & Will’s private garden to the right. This is the same on all of their windows.
Ingrid Seward, a royal author has said that it is enormous and is like London’s piece of country.
Royal fans were treated to a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s London home in 2016, when they entertained US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle in their drawing room.
The property was refurbished with £4.5million of taxpayers’ money – although the couple footed the bill for fixtures and furnishing themselves.
Kate (39) hired an interior designer to help her design the home. However, the result didn’t look grand or grand enough. It was more like a comfortable, country-style house.
Cream sofas had floral cushions on them, and a hexagonal footstool was placed in the middle.
According to royal experts, the Kensington Palace apartment of the Duke and Duchess is “enormous” with 20 rooms in the basement and attic. Kate and William were able to see their respective home offices earlier in the year.
Prince William, 39, and Kate (pictured in 2016, when the couple hosted US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle at their home), 38, live with their children in the private home – number 1A – when staying in London
A general view of the State Apartments of Kensington Palace and Apartment 1A in 2013, when refurbishment works were being carried out
The corner contained a baby grand piano, which was covered in family photos and flowers. This indicated that it was decorative more than any other.
A number of pictures were placed on the side tables, including one showing a young Prince William sporting shock-colored blonde hair. The couple even had a drinks tray in the corner of the drawing room – which contained bottles of £12 Smirnoff vodka and £14 Gordon’s gin.
Apartment 1A is four-story apartment with large, south-facing gardens. The apartment occupies half of Sir Christopher Wren’s Clock Tower wings, which were designed for King William and Queen Mary.