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Where will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live?
Dec 5, 2012, 12:02 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undecided about where to set up home with their new baby.
The royal couple are expecting their first child together, but plans to move into their lavish new apartment in London's Kensington Palace have been delayed as renovations are unlikely to be finished by the time the baby is born.
A source told the MailOnline: 'At the moment there is just no way their new home will be inhabitable by the time the baby is born.'
Duchess Catherine and Prince William were hoping to move to Apartment 1A - which used to belong to Princess Margaret - in Kensington Palace, but builders have uncovered dangerous traces of aspestos during refurbishment which need to be removed.
The exclusive quarters were not fitted with a kitchen or bathroom and needed serious replastering and rewiring at the time they were last inspected.
When the baby is born the 30-year-old royals are likely to still be commuting between their peaceful retreat in Anglesey, North Wales, where William serves as an RAF pilot, and their two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage in the Kensington Palace grounds.
However, William is only stationed in Anglesey for another nine months, and will have to decide whether to continue his RAF work or stay in London and take on more royal duties.
Catherine is likely to stay in London during the pregnancy, after being admitted to King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone on Monday (03.12.12) suffering from acute morning sickness. She will now stay under medical care for a short 'period of rest'.
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