Kate Middleton, 37, has proved she is just like any other ordinary person on many occasions and is often spotted doing her own shopping. The Duchess of Cambridge has been pictured shopping in Waitrose in the past, and over Christmas she was seen at a discount store in Norfolk with her children Prince George, five, and Princess Charlotte, three. And during an event last year the future Queen consort and her husband Prince William, 36, revealed their home is just like most people’s houses and is kitted with IKEA furniture. During a tour of Sweden in January 2018 the couple visited the National Museum of Architecture and Design in Stockholm.
While speaking to Ikea’s head of design Marcus Engman, Catherine and William revealed they had Ikea furniture in their home and both George and Charlotte’s rooms had been decked with pieces from the home wear store.
Engman told press after: “I’m proud that we can suit everybody.”
The Duke and Duchess have lived in their Kensington Palace home since they married in 2011.
Their home was reportedly decorated by interior designer Ben Pentreath.
Kensington Palace will remain the Cambridge family’s home until William becomes King, when he is likely to move into Buckingham Palace with Kate and the children.
Their home boasts a generous living space, including five reception rooms, three main bedrooms, dressing rooms, bathrooms, a night and day nursery, staff bedrooms, and ‘ancillary rooms’, according to Daily Mail.
William’s brother Prince Harry, 34, and his pregnant wife Meghan Markle, 37, currently live next door to the couple but they will soon be relocating to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, in preparation for the arrival of their first baby.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in November last year they will be moving from Kensington Palace to Windsor, not far from where they married in May 2018.
The move is said to be so the newlyweds can gain a little more privacy as they start their new life with their child.
Renovations at Frogmore Cottage started at the end of last year, and the couple are now deciding on how to decorate their newborn’s nursery.
Instead of typical baby blues and pale pinks, the Duke and Duchess have apparently decided on a gender neutral nursery.
Meghan and Harry have decided not to find out the sex of their child, and so have picked white and grey paints for the baby’s room.
Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight: “According to sources who are helping with their new home renovations, the nursery itself is going to be very modern.
“Don’t expect to see any baby pink or baby blue. Apparently it’s going to be a monochrome palette – whites and grays, I’m told, will be the colour theme for baby Sussex’s nursery.”
Nicholl explained the reason behind this, adding: “They’ve decided not to find out the sex.”
Meghan has also picked some eco-friendly features for the nursery, choosing vegan paint according to reports.