We Just Got a Glimpse Inside Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Home and It Was as Chic as Expected

It’s rare that we commoners get the opportunity to peek into Kate Middleton and Prince William’s private Kensington Palace home, but that’s just what happened today.

It all started when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 37, hosted a reception in a Kensington Palace drawing room for the Tusk Award finalists. They celebrated the finalists’ great contributions toward conservationism in Africa with chit chat and tea and shared a video of the event on Instagram. And while we were obviously glad to learn more about the Tusk Award finalists’ efforts, we couldn’t help but ogle the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s digs.

The drawing room is, according to Hello!, “a stone’s throw” from the couple’s private quarters in Apartment 1A.

Although we only get a few quick views in the video above, you’ll notice that their drawing room is tastefully done up with gold accents and ornately framed portraits. The ceilings are high and there’s a ton of natural light. And, while the walls are a demure white, they’re batten to add more texture and intrigue. The glimpse makes it that much easier to imagine living in Kensington Palace, doesn’t it?

The Cambridges captioned their video with a call to action: “We have to move faster and more effectively to find ways to balance our demands on this planet with the nature we share it with. The inspirational #TuskAwards finalists give us all hope that change is truly possible.” They went on to write, “Visit to find out more about the incredible work and commitment of this year’s finalists to conversation in Africa.”

BRB. We’re off to imagine ourselves in the Kensington Palace drawing room sipping cocktails with Wills and Kate. 


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Lex is an LA native who's deeply obsessed with picnics, Slim Aarons, rosé, Hollywood history and Joan Didion. She joined PureWow in early 2017.