Los Angelenos are gearing up for a royal good time (or a royal traffic jam-induced headache) this weekend when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Wills and Kate, arrive for an official visit. For their whirlwind 48 hours in Southern California, the newlyweds will shack up at this Wallace Neff-designed home that has belonged to the Brits since 1957.
Los Angelenos are gearing up for a royal good time (or a royal traffic jam-induced headache) this weekend when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Will and Kate, arrive for an official visit. Click to see where the newlyweds will shack up for their whirlwind 48 hours in Southern California.
Located in Hancock Park, this Wallace Neff-designed home was built in 1928 and has belonged to our friends from across the Pond since 1957, according to the British consulate's website.
<I>Curbed</i> reports that Ronald Chang Architecture has worked on several renovations to the property, including adding a pool house and remodeling the kitchen.
The residence is mainly used for British Consulate events and plays host to several thousand guests each year, though few so famous as Wills and Kate.
The royal couple is in Southern California on official business and will only be in the area for a short 48 hours, which suggests they won't have time to enjoy the home's luxe pool.
After a two long days touring the area and attending numerous events, this seems like the ideal place for the couple to sneak in a late mid-night snack.
Kate Middleton's childhood home is in the picturesque village of Bradfield Southend in England. The red-bricked, four-bedroom home was sold at auction for £485,000 ($795,000, 545,000 euros) to a couple of teachers just weeks after Kate's wedding to Prince William.
The royal couple got engaged on holiday at the Lewa Wildlife Reserve in Kenya, and while they were there, stayed inside a grass cottage. The Craig family, who set up the Lewa conservancy in 1955, is close to Prince William, who spent three months there at the end of his secondary education.
The Clarence House is the official residence of The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince Charles and Camilla receive official guests from England and overseas on behalf of the nation.
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Prince Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry stand outside Highgrove House, the family home of Prince Charles and his second wife, Camilla. Prince Charles moved into Highgrove in Gloucestershire in 1981 with his first wife, the late Princess Diana. The royal family spent weekdays at Kensington Palace and weekends at Highgrove.
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The late Princess Diana and young Princes William and Harry walk the grounds at Highgrove Estate, which consists of parkland fringed by woods surrounding the House, a number of farm buildings and around 900 acres of farmland. Prince William and Prince Harry's ponies were also kept on the grounds.