What is it like inside Kensington Palace, where Prince William and Kate live?
PRINCE WILLIAM was interviewed by the BBC Newscast ahead of the first Earthshot Prize, which will be awarded to those working to rescue the world.
The conversation took place at Kensington Palace, where Prince William lives with his wife, Kate Middleton, and their three children, George, Charlotte, and Louis. The Earthshot Prize is named after the 1960s American “moonshot” goal, which saw then-President John F. Kennedy commit to put a man on the moon within a decade. The interview will air today, October 17, in advance of the awards presentation on Sunday, October 17.
Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo are joining Prince William to host the awards, and the two were caught knocking on the front door of Kensington Palace, where the Duke of Cambridge lives, to advertise the event.
William smiled as he sat in a pale blue upholstered chair around an elaborate black coffee table holding mugs of tea during the interview.
A classic red patterned rug covered the floor, with a huge indoor tree and white flowers in the corner.
The big wooden screen in the background, adorned in beautiful hand-painted gold symbols, was one of the most striking aspects of the decor.
Kensington Palace is located in the center of London, in the hills of Hyde Park.
It has one of the most interesting histories of all the royal palaces, and Princess Diana was one of its most renowned occupants.
Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace are only a few minutes apart, making it ideal for family visits.
The four-story home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge comprises 20 rooms, including five reception rooms, three principal bedrooms, dressing rooms, a night and day nursery, and staff quarters.
Many London sites, such as Big Ben, the British Museum, and St Paul’s Cathedral, are within walking distance of the palace.
In 1689, King William and Queen Mary bought Nottingham House, a modest Jacobean mansion in Kensington, for £20,000 (about £4 million today).
The palace has been used by several generations of royals since then.
At 1819, Queen Victoria was born and baptised in the palace.
In the 1960s, Princess Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, moved into the castle, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana moved in when they married.
Diana remained at the palace until her death in 1997. “Brinkwire News Summary.”