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Royal Baby's Homes is its Castle

A ROYAL BABY'S HOME IS ITS CASTLE The historic palaces where William and Kate's new arrival will grow up BALMORAL CASTLE The Royals' summer holiday home Built in: 1852 Bought for: £3.8m (estimated cost with inflation) The Queen has a cushion in her sitting room embroidered with "It's good to be Queen" irS COOD QUEEN The Queen and Prince Phillip famously help cook and wash up at Balmoral BBQS The 50,000-acre estate makes its money from its rich resources of deer, grouse and salmon SANDRINGHAM ESTATE The Royals' Norfolk home - used for Christmas gatherings and shooting parties PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE The Queen's official residence when she is in Scotland BALMORAL Built in: 1862 Bought for: £22.7m (estimated cost with inflation) 1886: Founding of the first Royal pigeon racing loft 1891: Home to some of England's first flushing toilets Anmer Hall, a mansion on the estate, has been given to William and Kate as a country retreat to raise their new baby Built in: 1128 HOLYROOD 1911:Central heating. electricity and lifts instaled One ceiling is held together by 17th century horsehair and egg whites The Welsh Guards have been called upon to help with the Royal luggage which has included biscuits, a crate of silver and a knighting stool Royal Baby renovations: the couple were granted permission to add a 16x16ft garden room with large windows and increased privacy measures including a new driveway and gate HIGHGROVE HOUSE The Prince of Wales will spend quality time with his new grandchild at his family home in Gloucestershire SANDRINGHAM to HIGHGROVE WINDSOR LONDON Built in: 1798 The childhood home of Prince William and Prince Harry WINDSOR CASTLE The "green" Royal home O Rainwater is used to flush lavatories and irrigate land The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, where the Queen spends most weekends O Artificial wetland converts sewage into clean water Major renovation: £37m in 1997 Double glazing, eco-friendly insulation and solar panels installed on property Built in: 1070s by William the Conqueror The oldest glazed window in the castle dates back to 1236 The Great Kitchen in Windsor Castle is the oldest working kitchen in the country monarchs have called Windsor Castle home 33 staff: 20 chefs 10 porters 3 pastry chefs Kitchen clocks are always five minutes fast to ensure the Queen's food is never late LONDON PALACES CLARENCE HOUSE London home of the Royal Baby's grandparents, Charles and Camilla Built in: 1827 Bought for: £2m (estimated cost with inflation) The Queen helped mix the green dining room paint £300,000 30 solar photovoltaic panels on the roof help power and heat the house Cost of new boilers installed by Charles KENSINGTON PALACE The palace's 21-room Apartment IA will be the main London home for the Royal Baby Built in: BUCKINGHAM PALACE The monarchy's official residence will one day be the Royal Baby's home 1689 Bought for: £3.8m Built in: (estimated cost with inflation) 1762 Bought for: £12.7m £lm of home renovations are being made in preparation for the baby (estimated cost with inflation) The last monarch born at the palace was Queen Victoria in 1819 Birthplace of the Queen's three sons: Charles, Andrew and Edward Big enough to have its own postcode SW1A 1AA Electricity was installed in the 1890s, 30 years before most British households 775 rooms - including its own chapel, post office, cafeteria, doctor's surgery and cinema The colour scheme during Princess Margaret's residence at the palace was turquoise, bold pink and orange 1514 760 windows, cleaned every six weeks doors PRESS ASSOCIATION Everest Electricity first installed in 1883 - there are now more than 40,000 light bulbsl

Royal Baby's Homes is its Castle

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As we excitedly await the arrival of the new royal baby, Everest takes a look at the luxury residence the new born will know as home.



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