Katherine Middleton ‘redecorates palace’

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The Duchess of Cambridge has “put her foot down” over the decoration of her new marital home, Kensington Palace.

Katherine Middleton, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, has apparently had an array of candles and room sprays delivered to the 17-century palace in a bid to feel at home at her pending marital quarters.

The 29-year-old has reportedly spent £900 on an array of fragrances including lavender and sandalwood, and has ordered “minimalist” cushions to modernise the £19million royal residence.

“Kate had little say in her marital home. But the only time she’s put her foot down was when it came to interior design. Kate has a keen eye for contemporary, effortlessly cool styling and was adamant she and William would make their home feel like a home – not a formal residence,” a source close to the star told British newspaper The Mirror.

Katherine is used to a more “relaxed” way of living. The beautiful brunette has put her personal touch on the residence and her new husband was more than happy to let his wife take over with the interior design.

“Whereas William is used to the smell and the feel of the palace, Kate is used to a more modern, relaxed environment. She felt it had an overriding musty, damp smell, and ordered a six-month supply of her favourite products to override this,” the source added. “She’s also thrown pillows around to make it look more minimalist-chic and less fuddy-duddy. William was happy to go with the flow.”

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge are moving into the four-bedroom cottage within the grounds of the palace in July.

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