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Kate Bought $1500 in Air Fresheners for Kensington Palace Cottage

Celebrity News Jul. 20, 2011 AT 10:43AM
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Having recuperated from their Royal Tour of North America, Prince William and Duchess Kate have moved into their new London residence at Kensington Palace, a Clarence House rep confirms to Us Weekly.

And while reports online Tuesday claim that the newlyweds, both 29, have moved their things into a two-bedroom apartment on palace grounds, a royal insider tells Us their new digs are actually a two-bedroom cottage.

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Plus, Kate has already made her personal touch on the new home -- purchasing $1458 worth of air fresheners and candles designed by Kelly Hoppen, a palace source confirmed to Us.

"Kate is used to a more modern, relaxed environment," a pal told the Daily Mail. "She felt [Kensington] had an overriding musty, damp smell, and ordered a six-month supply of her favorite products to override this. She’s also thrown pillows around to make it look more minimalist-chic and less fuddy-duddy. William was happy to go with the flow."

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And British designer Hoppen has been pegged to design the couple's permanent royal residence (Kensington Palace is just their temporary London abode until 2013).

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"Kelly Hoppen has already been selected to take care of the interior design at the palace," a royal aide told Us. "They want to create a modern quarter to live in. She has been actively involved in meetings with William and Kate's office"

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