It's rare to get a peek into the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge's private quarters in Kensington Palace. So when William shared a video of his candid conversation with Lady Gaga about mental health awareness earlier this week, we couldn't help but take note of his surroundings. It turns out, his study has a lot in common with the family's living room (which is definitely a good thing!).
1. His desk is full of family photos.
Not only are there fouron his desk, but the other surfaces around his office, like the side table between the windows, are covered in memories, too. We wish we could get a closer look at all of them.
2. There are window seats overlooking the garden.
If our office windows had views of the famous Kensington Palace gardens, you bet we'd make very good use of our window seats. William has a pillow set up to provide comfort to anyone looking to take a moment from work to enjoy nature.
3. He has a unique collection of paperweights.
From what we can tell, we think they're silver rhinos and they're surprisingly flashy for William's traditional tastes. People believe they're the work of Patrick Mavros, whose designs typically cost more than $1,000.
4. Lamps are a huge part of the decor.
Just like in his living room, William has a lamp on almost every surface of his study. We counted three in total, but there's no telling what's on the side of the room we didn't get to see. The different sources of light around the room create a welcoming and relaxing vibe in his space.
Since the palace is full of historic
6. He has the same chairs in his living room.
Do you see that blue and gold armchair hiding behind William in his study? You've probably seen this Regency-style design before. In fact, William sat on that very design when he met with the Obamas last year. We wonder just how many of these blue beauties exist in Kensington Palace.
7. A very special dog is on display.
But it's not Lupo, his current dog (we can tell from the pup's ears). It's his childhood dog, Widgeon, who passed away in 2010. Cleary, this pet was a huge part of William's life if he still keeps him front and
8. He's a fan of historic paintings.
Most of the art in William's study is displayed in ornate, gold frames and features historic figures.
Want to discover more for yourself? Take a closer look and learn about what the Prince and Lady Gaga had to say about mental health by watching this video:
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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