A reported $40 million royal weddings could only be followed by an equally lavish revamp of the former apartment of Princess Margret within the Kensington Palace for the latest wedded royal couple. It is all set to be transformed into a fancy home fit for Will and Kate by the middle of 2013. The Queen herself insisted the two stay at the four-story, 20-room apartment with its own private walled garden. Having Prince Harry as their neighbor will help the famous couple feel at home in Price William’s beloved childhood estate. However, their move to the new home will not occur until Prince William has completed his RAF responsibilities as a search and rescue helicopter pilot in Anglesey, Wales.
No one has lived in the apartment since the death of the Queen’s sister in 2002. Besides most of the rooms still being in Princess Margret’s favorite pink and turquoise colors, the home needs to be worked. The wiring and plumbing jobs make the house unliveable as of now. The house has a dining room, Lord Snowdon’s former study, a garden room, extensive staff quarters, and a nursery. Sources say the couple fell in love with the 1A apartment, and Kate especially liked the idea of maintaining the garden. The public grants and contributions from the Royal Family are said to be a source to fund this massive renovation project. After all, everything must be perfect for the royal couple before they start their new life together at the royal grounds that hold such fond memories of the late Princess Diana.