Located at the western corner of Hyde Park, Kensington Palace is still home to royalty.
The premises have come a long way from being the center of gossip and festivity in the reign of George II, Queen Victoria's birthplace, the paparazzi inundated years of Diana and Charles and finally to being the abode of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today.
One side of the palace is inhabited by the royal family while the other is open to visitors who wish to walk in the footsteps of their royal forebearers. Visitors can also make the most of their trip by taking a look at the magnificent adjoining gardens. They also include the adored sunken garden which has recently been given a facelift.
Though she was no longer a member of the royal family when she passed away, Diana was shrewdly dubbed "The People's Princess" by then PM Tony Blair. Her sudden death stunned the nation as the gardens became the center for an outpouring of sorrow and were overwhelmed by flowers from the public. Time seemed to stand still during this momentous event in British history.
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