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Offline CHRISinUSA

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Re: Royal Palaces in London (except Buckingham Palace)
« Reply #270 on: February 11, 2014, 07:40:58 AM »
The only KP floor plans that I've seen are not that detailed (ie. not labeled with room names), but they are easily accessible on the web.  Simply Google "Kensington Palace floor plans" and you'll find the same ones that were posted earlier on the forum.  Here, for example.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRcI8xqCXcn5PtxvEr1zyj9bMB4L_N6qNR7NjhS0_JK-BinAE8c6A

This link goes to another royal forum that shows pictures of Apartment 1a.
http://royaldish.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=65cpjgc7d1se5k75fdbpot6t11&topic=9650.0

Originally, Apartment 1 extended the full length of the Stone Gallery and included the further wing along the west side.  This is when it was the home of the Duke of Sussex and later Princess Louise and her husband, the Marquis of Lorne.   

After Louise's death in the 1930s, the apartment was divided up into two.  The west portion (Apartment 1) eventually became home to the senior / late Duke and Duchess of Glouchester, while the Stone Gallery portion (which had been badly damaged in the war and sat empty for years) was redone into a home for Princess Margaret.

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Re: Royal Palaces in London (except Buckingham Palace)
« Reply #271 on: March 31, 2014, 10:49:38 PM »
Very interesting. Any more pics please?

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Re: Royal Palaces in London (except Buckingham Palace)
« Reply #272 on: March 31, 2014, 11:11:02 PM »
I've not seen anything about St James Palace, apparently there is a corridor that adjoins Clarence House?

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Re: Royal Palaces in London (except Buckingham Palace)
« Reply #273 on: April 01, 2014, 07:22:04 AM »
Yes, a corridor linking St. Jameses Palace State Apartments to Clarence House was added by William IV, who remained at Clarence House as king rather than moving to Buckingham Palace.  Here's a link to a page with the original floor plan of the house.

http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal-residences/british-royal-residences/clarence-house/

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Re: Royal Palaces in London (except Buckingham Palace)
« Reply #274 on: April 01, 2014, 08:41:52 AM »
Thankyou ChrisinUSA it must be that the corridor runs from the white side of Clarence House to the Brick side of St James - I only wish we could see where