Prince William and Kate Middleton live in an actual palace, so one would almost expect to hear that they have the most luxurious home furnishings ever. But it turns out the royals actually love a good bargain, because they have IKEA furniture in Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s bedrooms at Kensington Palace…who knew!?
The royals are currently on a Scandinavian tour, making stops everywhere from Norway to Sweden where the Duchess has been showing off her signature winter style, from her recycled pink maternity coat to her affordable snow boots. But this week, when she and her hubby visited ArkDes, Sweden’s national center for architecture and design in Stockholm, the couple apparently revealed that despite their insane wealth, they also enjoy IKEA’s minimalist, reasonably-priced designs, and that’s something we can all relate to!
William and Kate tested out some furniture and reportedly told IKEA’s head of design Marcus Engman that they have some IKEA pieces in their children’s bedrooms, proving that not even actual royalty can resist the allure of the brand’s sleek designs (and Swedish meatballs!).
Of course, unlike the rest of us normals, they likely don’t have to spend endless frustrating hours trying to assemble their goods piece by piece, but who knows?! Maybe they, too, have felt the pains of a non-royal life? Dare to dream, right?
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