These Are Harry And Meghan's Royal Neighbors In Kensington Palace

They have plenty of royal company!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have inherited their official titles, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after their royal wedding last weekend, and they're due to inherit their new Kensington Palace residence very soon.

It has been strongly rumored that Harry and Meghan will be moving out of their modest two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage and into Apartment 1, which boasts 21 bedrooms.

However, Apartment 1 is currently occupied by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, so it's likely they will have to be relocated, too. Kensington Palace has yet to officially confirm the reports.

Here's a guide to the royal residences of Kensington Palace:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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Prince William and Kate Middleton live in Apartment 1A with their three childrenPrince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The apartment has 20 bedrooms and was formerly the home of Princess Margaret.

It had to be renovated before the Duke and Duchess could move in, and the royal couple resided in Nottingham Cottage while the renovations took place.

The Cambridge family eventually moved into their new residence in 2013, and their four-story home is said to be painted in shades of beige, cream, and earth tones.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

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The Duke and Duchess currently reside in Apartment 1, which is next door to William and Kate and their three children.

The couple moved in after their wedding in 1972, and have lived there with their three childrenAlexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, Lady Davina Lewis, and Lady Rose Gilmanuntil they all married and moved out. 

The Duke, Prince Richard, is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary, and cousin to the Queen.

In 2014, Princess Michael of Kent told Tatler magazine that their apartment may be earmarked for Prince Harry, and that the Duke and Duchess would move out soon "because their children have gone."

"They're rattling around this huge space and I think Prince Harry might go there. Then [Prince William and Prince Harry would] be next door to each othervery good move," she told the publication via The Morton Report.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent

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The Duke and Duchess have resided in Wren House, named after Britain's most distinguished architect Christopher Wren, since 1996.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is Prince Michael's brother. His wife is Katherine.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent have lived in Apartment 1 since they married in 1978. The apartment has five bedrooms and five reception rooms.

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There was controversy in 2008 when it was claimed that the Queen had been covering the £10,000 (P700,721.11) a month rent for her cousin and his wife, while they paid £70 (P4,905.05) a week for their utility bill.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "In 2002 it was agreed that rent should be paid on the apartment occupied by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and the Queen agreed to pay this rent from her own funds for up to seven years.

"The rent is paid to the Grant-in-aid, provided by the Government for the maintenance of the Occupied Royal Palaces. It has now been agreed that, from 2010, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent will remain at their apartment but pay the rent from their own funds."

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

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Following Princess Eugenie and Jack's engagement, the couple have moved out of their St. James' Palace residence and into Kensington Palace's Ivy Cottage.

The spacious cottage has three bedrooms and is next door to newlyweds Harry and Meghan in Nottingham Cottage.


This article originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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