Opulent royal living rooms: Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Crown Princess Mary, more

When it comes to interior design, the royal families of Europe don’t hold back, particularly in a room as important as a living room. It is the room many of us go to relax and unwind, for others, it is a more formal spot you direct guests to when they enter your home. The royals certainly know how to put on a show when it comes to decorating their living rooms which are just as impressive as their spellbinding entrances and other-worldly kitchens.

With gilded features, grand furniture, and plenty of antiques, each one is utterly mesmerising. Tour the lounges of King Charles III, the Duchess of Sussex, and the Princess of Wales as well as the impressive living space of Crown Princess Mary days before she becomes queen… 

King Charles’ living room at Clarence House

Fit for a king

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The monarch currently lives at Clarence House with his wife Queen Camilla, and during an official meeting, one of the lounges at the residence was showcased. As well as floral upholstered chairs, the room is awash with antique pieces of furniture and ornaments. And check out that beautiful rug!

Princess Anne’s living room at Gatcombe Park

A homely affair

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Princess Anne surprised fans when she unveiled her homely living room at Gatcombe Park where she watched Scotland play rugby alongside her husband Sir Timothy Laurence. It features a red patterned sofa and matching armchair, pale green walls, wooden furniture, and a plasma TV. The royal has decorated the space with lots of ornaments, books, and framed pictures on the walls.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s living room

A modern take

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We got a glimpse inside the living room at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Montecito home when Meghan joined a video call to mark the first anniversary of SmartWorks. It features a beautiful fireplace with brick surround, with a vintage ‘I Love California’ framed print on display on their mantelpiece.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also have a second living room, where they have appeared several times since the coronavirus pandemic began. It’s designed with cream walls and furnished with a cream linen sofa and a wooden dresser. There is also a trio of prints mounted upon one wall, believed to be a gift from close friend Oprah Winfrey.

Zara and Mike Tindall’s living room

Pop of blue

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While Zara and Mike Tindall now live on the Gatcombe Park Estate, they previously called a £1.69million mansion in Cheltenham home – and it had the most beautiful living room. It featured a trio of floor-to-ceiling sash windows with white shutter blinds, a log burning fireplace, and had been furnished with a blue Chesterfield sofa and unique glass-topped coffee table.

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands’ Blue Salon at Huis Ten Bosch

A maximalist aesthetic

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Queen Maxima, King Willem-Alexander, and their daughters moved into Huis Ten Bosch in 2019 after carrying out significant renovation work. The blue salon is one of the cosiest rooms in the palace for the family to relax together, with a calming blue colour scheme across the walls, sofas and accessories. A giant collage by Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes, represents key elements in the life of the family such as King Willem’s cape on the day of his coronation.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden’s living room at Haga Palace

A neutral feel

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When the Prince and Princess of Wales carried out a visit to Sweden in 2018, we got a glimpse inside the stylish living room at Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s residence, Haga Palace. The room has a white and grey colour scheme with a grey marble coffee table, cream sofas lined with grey velvet cushions, and orange-toned curtains to add a pop of colour.

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Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s living room at Fredensborg Palace

Lots of pattern

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Queen Margrethe of Denmark recently shared a look inside the living room of the home she resides at during spring and summer: Fredensborg Palace.

The majestic room features high ceilings with gold floral wallpaper and light blue wainscoting lining the bottom with metallic gold strips that match the doors. As for furniture, she has a large cream and blue patterned sofa, with an oak table and four chairs upholstered in the same design as the sofa. 

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Prince William and Princess Kate’s living room at Kensington Palace

A calm cream palette

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Royal fans got a rare look inside Prince William and Princess Kate’s living room at Kensington Palace when they hosted former US President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama in April 2016. The room has plush cream sofas positioned around an upholstered coffee table, and wooden dressers displaying a selection of photos, ornaments, and lamps.

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The late Queen’s living room at Buckingham Palace

A regal room

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The White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace is one of the most intimate State Rooms that is regularly used for audiences and small gatherings. As the name suggests, the room has a white colour scheme, with opulent gold accents via mirrors, artwork and furnishings. Better still, there is a secret entrance that the Queen used to use to enter that is concealed as a mirror and cabinet.

The late Queen’s sitting room at Windsor Castle

Touch of florals

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The former monarch could take advantage of impressive views of the rest of the castle from the sofa in this sitting room at her second home. Her Majesty was been pictured in the room as she held her weekly audience with Boris Johnson via telephone, and also when hosting private audiences. The cosy living room offers a more informal setting for meetings compared to other state rooms.

The late Queen’s saloon at Sandringham House

Impressive wood panelling

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The saloon at Sandringham House is said to be the royals’ favourite place to relax on the evenings during their time in Norfolk, and we can see why. The impressive room spans two floors and has ornate wooden columns, a piano and large sofas where the Queen and her family used to relax when they were all together at Christmas.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s living room at Amalienborg Palace

More is more

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The future King and Queen of Denmark have a stunning living room inside Amalienborg Palace, with pastel walls, gold trims on the doors, and a blue patterned chaise positioned around a contrasting rug. Meanwhile, a large chandelier takes pride of place at the centre of the room.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe’s sitting room at the Prince’s Pavilion

A muted aesthetic

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Pictures released to celebrate Queen Letizia’s 40th birthday in 2012 also offered a glimpse inside the Spanish royals’ residence, the Prince’s Pavilion on the outskirts of Madrid. The room has a neutral colour palette with metallic curtains, a textured three-seater sofa, and patterned rug on the floor.

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Princess Eugenie’s living room at Frogmore Cottage

A pared-back interior

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Princess Eugenie previously lived with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their baby son, August at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The space featured white sofas with white and navy striped cushions and white wood wall panelling.

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