5 facts about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new 21-room home at Kensington Palace

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving into the 21-bedroom mansion on the west side of Kensington Palace shortly

What Will and Kate's Home in Kensington Palace Looks Like ... (IMage via Kensington Palace/Twitter)
What Will and Kate's Home in Kensington Palace Looks Like ... (IMage via Kensington Palace/Twitter)

Renovation cost exchequer $1.8 million

The house in which the Royal couple will move in shortly has been extensively re-furbished including repairs on roof and windows.


Next door neighbours are Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finally moving into their apartment in Kensington Palace, and their next door neighbour is Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children named Apartment 1A, and there’s even a shared door between the two.


Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were the previous occupants

The previous residents were Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and Brigitte, Duchess of Gloucester. Prince Richard offered Harry the apartment a few years ago when his three children were grown up. The Royal Couple will now move to a smaller apartment within Kensington Palace.


The Royal couple presently lives in Nottingham Cottage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markel have been living in Nottingham Cottage on the Palace grounds. It is here that the Prince first proposed to Meghan. The Cottage was previously known as Prince Harry's "bachelor pad," and Meghan moved in shortly after Harry proposed her.

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Fifteen members of the Royal Family live in the palace itself

The Kensington Palace ground is next to London’s Hyde Park, is home to many royals and includes Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank. Both reside in the "Ivy Cottage' which lies within the Kensington Palace ground. The Buckingham Palace houses fifteen members of the Royal Family.

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