Today, the world was introduced to the future King of England – just one day after his birth. After he and his famous mum and dad left St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, in a Range Rover driven by Prince William, the young and beautiful royal family headed to their home: Kensington Palace in West London. Last Week, furrylittlgnome showed you the outside of “K.P.” This week, we take a peek at some of the sights inside.
For 15 GBP, a few state rooms are open to the public. Grand, opulent and full of history, furrylittlegnome recommends a morning tour because as with any tourist attraction, the crowd grows throughout the day making it difficult to maneuver through some of the dark rooms. We start upstairs inside the King’s Gallery. In this long, red room lined with artwork, it was designed in 1727 for King George I. This dial over the fireplace still works and was used to see which way the wind was blowing. Looking out the windows, adorned with regal red drapes, one sees that they are in front of Kensington Palace with the statue of King William III and the iconic black and gold gates in view.
Other highlights? For starters, take a look at these ceilings!
The photo below shows just how massive these rooms are within the palace walls.
A real House of Cards in the King’s Apartment
A throne fit for a King!
Prince William and his family are set to move into Apartment 1A in a few months time after a one million pound renovation is completed. The twenty-one room home will truly be fit for two future kings!