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Royal Family give fans rare glimpse inside Prince William and Kate’s palace home

Fans got a rare glimpse inside Kensington Palace after the Duke of Gloucester was pictured on the phone speaking to the Royal Army Medical Corps.

The Queen's cousin, as part of his royal duties, spoke on the phone with Major General Alan Hawley to receive an update on the involvement of the army on the frontline of the pandemic.

A photo was shared on the Royal Family's social media accounts, and in the background fans got a surprise peek inside the palace.

An impressive bookcase boasting numerous tomes and multi-volume works can be seen in the background of the snap.

The personal library is kept in the Duke's home, a residence of the Kensington Palace grounds known as the Old Stables.

Until 2019, the Duke and his wife – the Duchess of Gloucester – lived in a 21-room Apartment 1 on the grounds, but have since downsized.

According to reports, the refurbishment of the new home cost £400,000.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William 's Kensington Palace residence, Apartment 1A, is said to have adjoining doors to the Gloucesters' previous home.

The Cambridges use Apartment 1A as their main base.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kate Middleton and Prince William have been staying at their second home based in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.

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The Queen's sister Princess Margaret, also previously resided in Apartment 1A.

It's a four-storey apartment with 20 rooms, with five receptions, three main bedrooms and nurseries.

Coronavirus restrictions have forced Royal Family members to stay inside and conduct appointments and duties on video or phone calls instead.

Because of this, it's given fans a glimpse inside the lives of the Royal Family and their homes.

During the first lockdown, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, showed off her own book collection inside the palace.

Fans were delighted to see a collection of Penguin Clothbound Classics displayed on the table.

They were perfectly arranged on her desk in one of Kensington Palace's studies, and she sat at the desk on the phone.

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