Open House: A look inside Kensington Palace
LONDON (WHDH) -- Kensington Palace is home to Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, but now it’s open to the public.
The centuries-old palace now has a modern twist after undergoing a multi-million dollar refurbishment. The public now can get a sense of how royals at Kensington Palace once lived.
Queen Victoria is the only other monarch besides Queen Elizabeth to celebrate a diamond jubilee. Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. One room in the palace looks at Queen Victoria’s enduring love for her husband, Prince Albert. The room includes her wedding dress and case full of gifts.
The palace goes from a centuries old love story to a modern romance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will now call Kensington Palace home. The most recent addition to the royal household is Prince Harry. He has moved into a small apartment on site.
Not far away there is a tribute to Harry and William’s mother, Princess Diana. She lived at the palace from the beginning of her marriage to Prince Charles in 1983 to her death in 1997.
Its active palace that is also a tribute to the monarch’s heritage, a place for people to come to enjoy the sometimes-quirky reimagining’s of an era long gone.
Check out the video for a tour of the palace!
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