It’s still a working royal residence. Kensington Palace is the London home of William and Kate, who live in a private apartment that once belonged to the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret. It’s round the back, though, so even if you get here early, you won’t catch sight of Prince George in his PJs coming down for breakfast.
When Diana, Princess of Wales died in 1997, Kensington Palace became the focus for floral tributes and public mourning. The palace stayed open for 24 hours to cope with visitors who wanted to sign the books of condolence. The books remain in the palace archives and regularly changing exhibitions here explore her life – as a fashion icon, a famous royal and a campaigning humanitarian.