Chloe BestRoyal kitchens: see inside the kitchens at Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's home Bagshot Park, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's LA home and Buckingham Palace
With her own team of chefs and regular state banquets and special occasions to cater for, including royal weddings, it's little surprise that the kitchens in the Queen's royal residences are bigger than the average. The kitchens in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle are more similar to those you might find in a restaurant than in a family home, and they are filled with historic kitchenware dating back as far as the 19th century. Take a peek inside some of the most impressive royal kitchens, including the luxurious one at the Greek royals' townhouse in Manhattan, and prepare for a little kitchen envy…
The Queen's kitchen at Buckingham Palace
We got a look inside the kitchens at Buckingham Palace when baker Sophie Cabot prepared Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's royal wedding cake in 2018. The huge kitchens have a marble-topped unit where the baker could prepare the ingredients, with a huge array of baking tins hanging on the wall. The space is designed for cooking on a mass scale, with several different ovens and appliances lining the walls and tiled flooring that is easy to keep clean.
Copper saucepans dating back as far as King George IV's reign are stacked on racks in the Buckingham Palace kitchens.
The kitchens are comparable to those you would find in a restaurant, with lots of staff working across various different areas, with stainless steel fittings throughout.
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Prince Edward and Sophie's kitchen at Bagshot Park
Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex have given several glimpses inside their royal residence of Bagshot Park as they continue to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. The mother-of-two sat in a corner of her kitchen for a video call, alongside open shelving with a telephone and selection of vases and ornaments on display. The family appear to have a classic dark navy fitted kitchen, with glass-fronted cabinets behind the Countess showing some of their fine china including an assortment of teapots and teacups and saucers on glass shelving.
Prince Harry and Meghan's kitchen at their Los Angeles home
Prince Harry, Meghan and their son Archie have been staying at Tyler Perry's Los Angeles mansion during the coronavirus pandemic, and photos previously shared by the actor on Instagram have given a peek at the kitchen the couple will have been using during their stay.
It features a top-of-the-range Wolf oven below a marble hood, with a sign that reads: "Only Believe" on the wall. The kitchen has wooden cabinets and marble worktops, with an island unit at the middle featuring copper saucepans hanging overhead.
The Windsor Castle kitchen is also incredibly spacious, with checkered flooring, white brick walls and double-height ceilings. There are various wooden workstations with stainless steel worktops, with ovens and hobs lining one wall. Copper pans, baking tins and trays hang around the room, while a selection of herbs, spices and condiments are on display on open shelving.
Just like at Buckingham Palace, a selection of copper saucepans, colanders and teapots are out on display. A large stags head on the wall adds a decorative touch.
Princess Marie-Chantal told HELLO! the kitchen at her New York home is one of the family's favourite spots to congregate together. The room has luxurious marble worktops, white cabinets and a huge island unit that is adorned with a gold vase filled with flowers.
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The kitchen has a chic white and gold colour scheme, with spotlights integrated into the ceiling as well as a pair of matching pendant lights hanging over the island unit.
The kitchen in the Greek royals' Cotswolds home, meanwhile, has a rustic country vibe. Cream cabinets and walls are offset by stone flooring and a large wooden breakfast bar lined with stools for the family to sit and eat together.