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Inside Kate Middleton's homes: Lavish houses Duchess has lived in before and with William

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Kate Middleton is privy to living in some of the most luxurious properties in the country as a member of the royal family. Express.co.uk has taken a look at the houses the Duchess of Cambridge grew up in, lived in while at University and the subsequent properties she shares with Prince William following their marriage. 

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Inside Kate Middleton’s homes: Lavish houses Duchess has lived in before and with William (Image: GETTY)

Oak Acre, Bucklebury village, Berkshire 

Growing up, Kate lived in a £1.5million property named Oak Acre in Bucklebury village, along with her mother Carole Middleton, father Michael Middleton, sister Pippa Middleton and brother James Middleton. 

Her family moved to the large, detached, three-bathroom, five-bedroom and three-reception room house when she was 13-years-old.

The house boasted a red brick exterior, Georgian-style windows and pointed roofs. 

The exterior had a manicured lawn, submerged flower beds and many trees contributing to the one-and-a-half acres. 

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Bucklebury Kate Middleton house

View of Kate Middleton’s childhood home in Bucklebury (Image: GETTY)

St Salvator’s Hall of Residence, St Andrews

Kate attended St Andrews University in Scotland in 2001 where she studied History of Art.  

Initially however, the Duchess of Cambridge “started off doing Psychology with History of Art” and during a visit to UCL explained her reason for dropping Psychology: “It was a bit full-on, but it was really interesting.” 

Kate graduated with a 2:1 Honours.

While at university, this is where she met Prince William who stayed in the same halls of residence, St Salvator’s Hall. 

The building was originally built in 1930 and is affectionally known to locals and students as ‘Sallies’. 

Inside, there are high ceilings, an oak panelled dining room, stained glass and fireplaces galore. 

The Hall is in close proximity to St Andrews Castle and the beach below, Castle Sands. 

It is close to several Arts buildings in the centre of town, and a full range of shops are within a minute’s walk.

For the remaining couple of years at university, it is said Kate and William shared private accommodation at St Andrews and reportedly lived in one of the cottages in Kingsbarns, further down the coast towards Crail. 

St Salvator’s Hall of Residence, St Andrews

St Salvator’s Hall of Residence, St Andrews (Image: GETTY)

Old Church Street 

Post-university and pre-marriage, Kate moved into a flat in Chelsea with her sister Pippa, which their parents owned.

The three-story property on Old Street, which sits between Fulham Road and King’s Road, was bought by the Middleton’s for £780.000 in 2002. 

Pictures from inside show a classic style with cream walls and carpets. 

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large dining room and kitchen. 

Kate and Pippa moved out in 2011, the year Kate married Prince William. 

The flat was put up for sale for £1.95million and sold a year later for £1.88million. 

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Old Street London Kate Middleton

Old Street, the road the flat is situated on (Image: GETTY)

Inside Kate and Pippa's flat in Chelsea

Inside Kate and Pippa’s flat in Chelsea (Image: KNIGHTFRANK)

Bodorgan Home Farm, Anglesey 

Following university, Kate and William rented a cottage in Angelsey, North Wales. 

Bodorgan Home Farm is located on the Bodorgan estate which is owned by Sir George Meyrick  and Lady Jean Tapps Gervis Meyrick. 

The royal couple didn’t live in the main mansion but in a four-bedroom cottage on the property. 

They rented the house for £750 a month and lived there from 2011 to 2013 while Prince William was stationed at the local Royal Air Force. 

Inside the property there are four bedrooms, some boasting sea views, two bathrooms, a country style living room, kitchen and dining room with a fireplace. 

It is also situated right by the coast and the house came with a private beach and views of Snowdonia. 

When William’s job as a military pilot ended in 2013, at the time, the Duke said: “This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both. 

“Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family.” 

Views of Anglesey cottages

Views of Anglesey where Kate and William lived in a similar style cottage (Image: GETTY)

1A Kensington Palace, London 

Following a £1million restoration, Kate and William left Angelsey to return to their royal residence at 1A Kensington Palace. 

The apartment is where Princess Margaret lived and is spread across four stories with multiple reception rooms. 

In 2016, the couple hosted Michelle and Barack Obama and a rare glimpse at the interiors was given. 

The colour scheme is fairly neutral and the tall ceilings are finished with an intricate white cornice design. 

On the walls, there are several traditional paintings that have been framed in extravagantly thick gold frames. 

Lamps adorn most side surfaces and the choice of seating is comfortable and luxurious. 

This is where Kate and William have brought up their family and could be another stepping stone property should they move to Windsor as reports are suggesting. 

Kensington Palace

Kate and Will’s London residence, Kensington Palace (Image: GETTY)

Kate and William hosting Michelle and Barack Obama in Kensington Palace

Kate and William hosting Michelle and Barack Obama in Kensington Palace (Image: GETTY)

Anmer Hall, Norfolk

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s house in Norfolk lie on the outskirts of the village of Anmer. 

It is about two miles away from the Queen’s house at Sandringham. 

The Georgian mansion boasts 10-bedrooms and was built in 1802. 

It was given to William and Kate as a belated wedding present from the Queen when they married in 2011 and they have resided there since 2013, after Prince George was born. 

But before they moved in, they embarked on a £1.5million refurbishment which included a new roof, kitchen, conservatory, in addition to total redecoration of the interior. 

For the structural changes, the royal coulee worked with architect Charles Morris, who has always worked on Prince Charles’ house at Highgrove. 

As for the choice of interiors, designer Ben Pentreath helped Kate and William decided what colour schemes to go for.

Anmer Hall Norfolk

Anmer Hall was a belated wedding present to the couple from the Queen (Image: GETTY)

Anmer Hall gardens

Anmer Hall gardens where trees were planted on the perimeter (Image: GETTY)

A huge range of trees was also planted around the perimeter of the property to allow the famous family more privacy. 

In terms of outside space, a source previously told The Sun, the family enjoy the land around Anmer Hall. 

“George, Charlotte and Louis are now relishing their freedom in the spacious gardens of Anmer Hall. Climbing frames, a climbing wall and swings are a big part of the Cambridge outdoors activity scene, and Kate will do pond dipping and note-taking to log what they have spotted,” the publication reported. 

Anmer Hall is the couples another main residence as they split their time between London and Norfolk. 

Kate and William are also reportedly said to have a cottage at Balmoral for holidays, though no official images have ever been seen of the property. 



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