Despite spending more than £1 million of taxpayers’ money on making their Kensington Palace home fit for two future kings, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are embarking on yet another programme of decoration, Sebastian Shakespeare writes for Daily Mail.
Kate, who gave birth to Prince George last July, is understood to have sought help from a flamboyant designer after becoming dissatisfied with the colour scheme she planned while pregnant. “She tried to do the revamp cheaply with the builders who did the kitchen, and she got Dulux paints to match the Farrow & Ball colour palette to save money.” I’m told. “But she wasn’t happy with the result, and one room came out with a horrible, unexpected purple tinge. She’s blaming it on her hormones before the birth.”
The man entrusted with livening up their 20-room apartment, into which they moved last October, is Ben Pentreath, an architectural and urban designer. Having been a student at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture and worked on Prince Charles’s Poundbury model village in Dorset, the 42-year-old has impeccable credentials.
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