Kate Middleton’s tiny childhood bedroom where she couldn’t stand upright
31 January 2023 – 07:09 GMT Rachel Avery The Princess of Wales lives at Adelaide Cottage with Prince William and their children – discover the tiny bedroom she had as a child
The Prince and Princess of Wales live in Adelaide Cottage, not too far from where Princess Kate was raised with her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, and siblings Pippa and James.
Their family home was a four-bedroom semi-detached property and photographs inside show the small room in which the princess lived.
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It was reported by the Daily Mail that the royal used to live in the attic room and with its sloping ceiling, there is not enough room to stand up in many parts.
The photo shows a built-in desk area near the room’s door, but of course it could have been configured slightly differently when the Middletons lived there.
The Middletons used to live in this property
There is also another larger bedroom in the photo, with a double bed and bedside tables, and it is believed that the princess moved into this space after her attic accommodation.
Carole and Michael bought West View in Cock Lane in Berkshire in 1979 for £34,700 and it is now worth a staggering £776,000.
Princess Kate and her family lived there until she was 13 years old, before moving to another residence in Berkshire, Oak Acre.
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We’re sure the princess’ current bedroom at Adelaide Cottage is much larger, and while we haven’t been treated to the inside yet, there have been reports that the master bedroom has some pretty unique decor.
According to The Sun, the couple’s bedroom has golden dolphins and ceiling rope decorations reclaimed from a 19th century royal yacht, creating an interesting nautical-inspired theme.
The Welsh recently moved to Windsor
One thing that will be similar to Princess Kate’s upbringing is the proximity to the countryside. The family seems to be happiest when they spend time outdoors, enjoying adventurous activities and sports.
Windsor Great Park is on the doorstep of the historic property, so plenty of space for the family to take part in cycling, dog walking and more.
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