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Kensington Palace


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Kensington Palace is a current royal residence set in the Royal London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Currently, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester all reside here.

Formerly a two-storey mansion in a Jacobean style built-in 1605 by Sir George Coppin, Kensington Palace was purchased in 1619 by 1st Earl of Nottingham and became known as Nottingham House. In 1689, King William III and Queen Mary II brought the house and began an expansion instructed by Sir Christopher Wren, adding a three-story pavilion at each of the four corners of the original structure. Wren also reorientated the house to face west, building further north and south wings to border the entry.


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