The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living together at Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace since announcing their engagement in November 2017. However, it is likely that Prince Harry and Meghan will soon relocate into their larger, renovated home at Kensington Palace. Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, are expected to swap their two-bedroom house for the palace's grander Apartment 1, which boasts 21 rooms.
The house would certainly be a fitting place to start a family. What's more, Apartment 1, which is currently inhabited by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, is connected to Prince William and Kate's home, Apartment 1A, by adjoining doors, meaning that Harry and Meghan could visit the Cambridges and their young children whenever they choose without being spotted by the press or the public.
Harry and William's cousin, Princess Eugenie, has recently moved into another part of the palace, Ivy Cottage, with her fiancé Jack Brooksbank.
With all the changes that the palace is seeing, we're taking a look at all the royal neighbours…
Apartment 1A – Prince William and Kate
Arguably the most famous residents of Kensington Palace are Prince William and Kate and their young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The Cambridges made the permanent move to Apartment 1A last summer (pictured here under renovation), just in time for George to start school and Charlotte to enrol in nursery. They had previously lived in their lavish country mansion, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, which was a wedding gift from the Queen.
Their London residence, which boasts views of Hyde Park, was once home to Princess Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon, but the property was opened up to give 20 rooms instead of the original 30.
There are five reception rooms, three-bedroom suites complete with dressing rooms and bathrooms, and a night and day nursery which is currently being used by baby Louis. The nursery has an adjacent bedroom for the children's nanny. Modern fittings around the house include underfloor heating, encrypted WIFI, a TV projector and a panic room.
Apartment 1 – Prince Harry and Meghan's future home
Prince Harry and Meghan are said to be moving next door to William and Kate at Apartment 1. The property was home to the Queen's cousin the Duke of Gloucester, 73, and his wife the Duchess of Gloucester, but the couple, whose three children are grown up, were more than happy to make way for Harry and Meghan.
The Gloucesters are set to move into a smaller but still comfortable apartment in the palace, soon to be vacated by the Queen's private secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt.
Apartment 1 is an upgrade from Harry and Meghan's two-bedroom cottage. It boasts 21 rooms and has adjoining doors to William and Kate's house. Final renovations are currently underway; Harry is said to be particularly keen to move. "He keeps popping round and asking when it will be ready. He seems in a real hurry to move in with Meghan," a source told the Daily Mail.
Ivy Cottage – Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
The newest neighbours to arrive at Kensington Palace are Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank, who will marry in October. Eugenie, who used to live with her sister Princess Beatrice at St James's Palace, moved in earlier this year.
Their three-bedroom cottage is just around the corner from Prince Harry and Meghan's current home, Nottingham Cottage; no doubt the couple will give Eugenie and Jack wedding day tips when the time comes!
Apartment 10 – Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
This five-bedroom, five-reception room apartment is home to Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Princess Michael. The couple have lived in the palace since the seventies and were once neighbours with Diana, Princess of Wales, who lived next door at combined Apartment 8 and 9.
The Kents, who do not undertake duties or engagements for the Queen in an official capacity, came under fire in the 2000s when it was revealed that they do not pay rent. Her Majesty had been paying her cousin's £120,000 rent, while he and his wife only took care of the weekly utility bill.
Members of parliament demanded that they start paying their £10,000-a-month market rate rent in 2002.
Wren House – The Duke and Duchess of Kent
Next door to Princess Eugenie and Jack are the Queen's cousin, the Duke of Kent, and his wife Katherine. Their modest two-storey cottage, which once housed palace staff, overlooks a walled garden and is slightly detached from the palace. It was named after Sir Christopher Wren, the palace's chief restorer.
Apartment 8 and 9 – formerly occupied by Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Diana lived in Apartments 8 and 9 even after her divorce from Prince Charles. Her sons Prince William and Prince Harry were raised there and attended nursery and junior school nearby, before going to Eton College.
According to biographer Andrew Morton, the palace was a "children's paradise" with its long passageways, a helicopter pad, and many outdoor gardens, including one on the roof where the family spent many hours.
Nowadays, the buildings are mainly occupied by palace staff. Apartment 8 is used by Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry for their work projects. The property was renovated for the purpose, and was converted into a newsroom for the day when Kate acted as a guest editor for the Huffington Post in February 2016.
State Apartments – available for rent
The State Apartments of the palace, those that are not open to the public, have long been home to members of the extended royal family. A handful of retired military personnel and staff also live in the apartments.