Kensington Palace- Princess Diana’s living place

Kensington Palace is one of the popular royal attractions. It’s now both a palace open to the public while still home to members of the royal family.

King William III (1689-1702) and Mary II (1689-94) didn’t like Whitehall Palace as their residence since the King suffered from chronic asthma and the damp riverside location of Whitehall. In 1689 William and Mary purchased Nottingham House from Daniel Finch, Earl of Nottingham for £20,000. It stood in Kensington. William instructed Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor of the King’s to improve the house immediately. The royal court took up residence at Kensington House shortly before Christmas 1689.

Kensington continues its long history as a residence for members of the Royal Family. It is now the residence of the Duke of Gloucester, Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Duchess of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent. Since 2013 the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made Kensington Palace as their home

Princess Diana was living here in the north-west part of the palace from 1981 to 1997.

Nearest Tube: Queensway (Central Line), High Street Kensington (District Line; Circle Line)
Address: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX
Visit the website for more information. You can also visit Buckingham PalaceClarence HouseSt. James Palace or see Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace

 

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