What’s Hidden Behind The Most Famous Royal Homes - Kensington Palace, Balmoral Castle, And Highgrove House?

It’s not rare that people speak about the royal family, but it’s not that often they have an opportunity to dive into the history and secrets of the houses they dwell in. So, here’re some of the most interesting facts.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace has been the residence of the British royal family since the 17th century. Now, it is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

There are state rooms that are open to the public. There, they can take a look at lots of paintings and other objects from the royal collection.

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Balmoral Castle

First of all, it’s the place where Diana and Charles spent the first part of their honeymoon in August 1981. They were fishing together on the banks of the river Dee. The castle is situated in Royal DeesideAberdeenshire, Scotland.

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It’s here Queen Elizabeth heard about Princess Diana’s death in 1997. Lots of films about the royal family, such as The Queen, The Crown, and Mrs. Brown, feature the events that happened in this castle.

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Highgrove House

It serves as the family residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The house was built in the late 18th century and is noted for its extensive gardens that welcome more than 30,000 visitors a year.

Prince Charles is the head there, and it means both the house and gardens are run according to his environmental principles. What is more, visitors can buy eggs produced by the hens that live on the territory of the house.  

In addition to all that, it isn’t rare to witness various charitable events at the house hosted by Prince Charles.

Every house the royal family resides in has it own secrets and peculiarities, let’s just hope that someday, the royalty will share some of them with people.

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