Kensington Palace’s trick to stop the public from peeking into the Royal Garden

Kensington Palace uses a subtle trick to prevent visitors from peeking into Kate Middleton and Prince Williams’ private gardens during tours of their residence, a TikTok user has shown.

Certain parts of the palace, which contain offices and London residences for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are available for guests to visit.

However, measures have been taken to secure the couple’s privacy, including secret partially frosted windows in a room on the top floor to prevent the public from looking into their garden.

Royal fan Laura-Ann Barr from Northern Ireland noticed the subtle trick during a tour of the garden and shared footage of the ‘secret windows’ on her TikTok account.

Kensington Palace uses a subtle trick to prevent visitors from peeking into the private gardens of Kate Middleton and Prince Williams, pictured celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary this year, during tours of the residence

Kensington Palace uses a subtle trick to prevent visitors from peeking into the private gardens of Kate Middleton and Prince Williams, pictured celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary this year, during tours of the residence

She shared a comparison photo of the half-frozen window and wrote: I’m on the Kensington Palace tour.

“Look at the secret windows they have to make sure you can not look into Kate & Will’s private garden to the right. They have it on every window in this room.”

Despite being referred to as their apartment, the couple’s private residence is said to be ‘huge’ with more than 20 rooms.

Speaking of True Royalty’s Royal Beat, British Royal Author Christopher Warwick said: ‘It has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic, it’s not a small house.

‘All these royal residences at Kensington Palace are called flats, which of course makes people immediately think that they are flats as the American name for a flat.

‘They are not. If you think about Kensington Place in a way, it is built around three farms. If you think of them as being these wonderful red brick townhouses. For they are all but separate houses, he added.

Royal fan Laura-Ann Barr, from Northern Ireland, noticed the subtle trick during a tour of the gardens and shared footage of the 'secret windows' on her TikTok account

Royal fan Laura-Ann Barr, from Northern Ireland, noticed the subtle trick during a tour of the gardens and shared footage of the ‘secret windows’ on her TikTok account

She shared a comparison photo of the half-frozen window and wrote: 'I'm on the Kensington Palace tour.'

She continued: 'Look at the secret windows they have to make sure you can not look into Kate & Will's private garden on the right.  They have it on every window in this room. '

She shared a comparison photo of the half-frozen window and wrote: I’m on the Kensington Palace tour. Look at the secret windows they have to make sure you can not look into Kate & Will’s private garden on the right. They have it on all the windows in this room. ‘

Royal author Ingrid Seward has also said: ‘It’s huge … and it’s like a piece of London countryside.’

Royal fans were treated to a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home in London in 2016 as they entertained US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle in their living room.

The property was renovated with £ 4.5 million of taxpayers’ money – though the couple themselves paid the bill for fixtures and fittings.

Kate, 39, enlisted the help of an interior designer, but the look did not appear to be particularly magnificent and far from palace-like, more comfortable country house.

The cream sofas were filled with flower pillows, while a large hexagonal footstool was added in the center of their living room.

Prince William sits in his office at Kensington Palace.  The picture was shared ahead of the UK lockdown in late March

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's apartment in Kensington Palace is' huge 'with '20 rooms from basement to ceiling', royal experts have claimed.  Kate shared a glimpse of her home office on the property earlier this year, seen above

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s apartment in Kensington Palace is’ huge ‘with ’20 rooms from basement to ceiling’, royal experts have claimed. Kate and William shared a glimpse of their separate home offices on the property earlier this year, seen above

Prince William, 39, and Kate (pictured in 2016 when the couple hosted US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle in their home), 38, live with their children in the private home - number 1A - when they stay in London

Prince William, 39, and Kate (pictured in 2016 when the couple hosted US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle in their home), 38, live with their children in the private home – number 1A – when they stay in London

A general view of State Apartments in Kensington Palace and Apartment 1A in 2013 when renovations were carried out

A general view of State Apartments in Kensington Palace and Apartment 1A in 2013 when renovations were carried out

In the corner was a baby grand piano covered with family photographs and flowers, indicating that it was more decorative than anything else.

The side tables were also filled with pictures, including a young Prince William with a shock of blond hair. The couple even had a drinks tray in the corner of the hall – which contained bottles of £ 12 Smirnoff vodka and £ 14 Gordon’s gin.

Apartment 1A is a spacious 4-storey property with its own large south-facing walled garden. It fills half of the Clock Tower wing designed by Sir Christopher Wren for King William and Queen Mary.

From Prince William and Kate to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester: The Royals Living at Kensington Palace

London’s Kensington Palace currently houses more than 10 members of the royal family and has been a royal residence since the 17th century.

The Kensington Palace area includes a number of separate properties, from humble cottages to apartment 1A inhabited by Prince William and his family.

London's Kensington Palace currently houses more than 10 members of the royal family (pictured above) and has been a royal residence since the 17th century.

London’s Kensington Palace currently houses more than 10 members of the royal family (pictured above) and has been a royal residence since the 17th century.

Apartment 1A: Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

The family of five has without a doubt the best apartment in Kensington Palace with 20 rooms and views of Hyde Park.

William and Kate moved to the palace in October 2013 after George was born, but the public rarely gets a chance to see inside.

However, pictures were taken when the couple hosted Barack and Michelle Obama in 2016 and we saw Prince George in his robes meeting the former US President.

The Old Stables: The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

The Duke, a first cousin of the Queen, and his wife live in the old stables, a historic cottage on the grounds of the palace.

The Gloucester family moved into the cottage last year after leaving their former home in Apartment 1, where they were neighbors to the Cambridges.

Apartment 10: Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

Prince Michael of Kent, another cousin of the Queen, also lives in the main building of the palace with his wife, referred to by the traditional name Princess Michael, in Apartment 10.

Apartment 10 has five bedrooms and five reception rooms, where a room was once available for rent for a reported £ 10,000 a month.

Wren House: The Duke and Duchess of Kent

Prince Michael’s older brother, the Duke of Kent, lives with his wife on the grounds of Kensington Palace at Wren House, named after architect Christopher Wren.

Although details have never been revealed about this home, it is about the same size as Nottingham and Ivy Cottages.

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