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Prince William, Kate Middleton to Make Kensington Palace Permanent Home in 2013

Celebrity News Nov. 5, 2011 AT 8:04PM
Prince William, Kate Middleton to Make Kensington Palace Permanent Home in 2013 Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Will and Kate are on the move!

The royal couple are set to make Kensington Palace their permanent residence starting in 2013, a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess confirms to Us Weekly.

Currently making their temporary home in a two bedroom cottage on the Palace grounds, Will and Kate, both 29, will move into an apartment once occupied by the late Princess Margaret and remain there from mid- to late-2013.

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William's younger brother, Prince Harry, will move into their current digs once the couple's new apartment -- currently being used by the Historic Royal Palaces charity as office space, classrooms and storage -- is renovated.

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The new royal digs are set to be designed by Kelly Hoppen, whose air fresheners and candles Kate favored when furnishing their temporary pad last summer.

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"Kelly 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."

Married April 29, the pair are quickly settling in to domestic life.

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"For day-to-day life, they are the Cambridges," a source tells Us of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. "But behind closed doors they are calling each other Mr. and Mrs. Wales. It's cute."

Adds another royal insider: "They [are] a very low-key couple. They want to be very down to earth."

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