Who knew that Ikea furniture is fit for royalty? while on day one of their four-day royal tour of Sweden and Norway, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Sweden’s museum of art and design, ArkDes, where they revealed that they have some Swedish furniture from the minimal brand in Prince George and Princess Charlottes' rooms.
Despite being among the world's elite, Kate and Prince William are just like us. Who can say no to a super-stylish steal? The Swedish brand’s head of design, Marcus Engman, shared the exciting news with reporters after chatting with the couple, saying they, "revealed that they have Ikea pieces for the children’s rooms.”
The designer continued: “I’m proud that we can suit everybody. That’s what we want Ikea to be – for the many people of the world, both royalty and ordinary people.” Marcus was tasked with showing William and Kate around an exhibit featuring designs by young Swedish designers who are taking part in a competition.
The down-to-earth couple, who are currently expecting their third child, reside in the four-storey, 20-room apartment of Kensington Palace, the former residence of Princess Margaret. With so much space to decorate, we're not surprised they chose practical pieces for Prince George and Princess Charlotte's rooms. What remains to be discovered is whether they actually assembled the pieces themselves!
The British royals have already started their royal tour with a bang. William and Kate went head-to-head during a playful hockey shoot out. While the prince won 2-1, the Duchess only lost by a hair and was the true fashion winner of the day. She stepped out in a black Burberry coat and chic pom pom toque, later to change into a stunning green Catherine Walker ensemble for a luncheon with the King and Queen of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel at the Royal Palace.