Prince William and Kate Middleton block windows during home tours for privacy

Prince William and Kate open their home to Royal fans who can tour Kensington Palace – but they have a very subtle trick to maintain privacy.

The simple, yet effective trick has been shared on social media by one Royal fan walking the tour.

She said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have blocked out several windows in the rooms that are open to the public to ensure no members of the public peek into their private garden.

TikTok user Laura-Ann Barr, who posts under @allthatspretty, wrote: “I’m at the Kensington Palace tour!

“Look at the secret windows they have that make sure you can’t see into Kate & Will’s private garden to the right.

“They have it on all the windows in this room.”

The palace grounds are said to be ‘enormous’, with more than 20 rooms inside, according to royal experts.

The pair, and their three children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three live in Apartment 1A when staying in London.

While it is known as an “apartment” experts have said it is anything but small, as reported by the Sun.

Apartment 1A is spread over four floors and takes up half the Clock Tower wing designed by Sir Christopher Wren for King William and Queen Mary.

The family have five reception rooms, three main bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, as well as his-and-hers dressing rooms.

For the children, there is a day nursery, and a night nursery for them to sleep in. The royal tots also have their own walled garden to play in.

Meanwhile, in the basement there is a gym, laundry room and space for luggage.

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Speaking on True Royalty's Royal Beat, British royal author Christopher Warwick said: “It has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic, it is not a small house.

“All of these royal residences at Kensington Palace are called apartments, which of course makes people immediately think they are flats like the American term for an apartment.

“They are not. If you think of Kensington Place in a way it is built around three courtyards.

“If you kind of think of them as being these wonderful red brick terrace houses. Because they are all joined, but separate houses.”

Meanwhile, royal author Ingrid Seward said: “It's enormous… and it's like a piece of countryside in London.”

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