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These plush homes all have royal connections—and they’re up for sale

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These Very Luxurious Homes All Have Royal Connections—And They're Up For Sale

Fancy living in Princess Di’s former flat? Now you can (Picture: River Homes / Mash & Parsons)

OK Royal fans, you probably won’t be able to live in Buckingham Palace or Balmoral Castle.

But there are many houses associated with royalty.

From Elizabethan country pads to Princess Diana’s former flatshare, these swish apartments and lavish homes can be found in London and around the UK.

But there’s a clear caveat – they don’t come cheap.

Here are some special accommodations that are suitable for a queen… or a king.

No. 1 Palace Street, SW1

No. 1 Palace Street, SW1

Talk about the views to the palace (Picture: No. 1 Palace Street)

straight-view royal audience Buckingham Palace’s 40 acres of gardens (the Queen and her crew are seen descending from a helicopter), Number 1 Palace Street sits on a sprawling island site, with the main entrance facing the Queen’s Gallery.

Part of the most talked-about ‘Buckingham Palace Quarter’ in SW1, luxury developer Northacre has transformed a Beaux-Arts building – originally used to hold Queen Victoria’s guests when the Palace rooms were finished – In 72 high-spec trophy homes.

Residents are served by a 24-hour concierge and have access to a luxurious gym, swimming pool and 14-seat cinema.

It is fitting inside (Picture: No. 1 Palace Street)

Apartment sizes range from 679 sq ft to 5,343 sq ft, with prices ranging from £2.65 million for a one-bedroom home, £3.95 million for a two-bedroom and £6.95million for a three-bedroom.

Four bedroom homes start at £15.2 million. Keep binoculars ready near floor-to-ceiling windows for royal garden party season.

Apartment on sale from £2.65 million via No. 1 Palace Street.

Colehorn Court, SW5

Princess Di lived here in her teens (Picture: Marsh & Parsons)

A swish three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is for sale at Colehorn Court at Old Brompton Road SW5, an Edwardian building with an English heritage blue plaque, which for three years lived at the address of young Lady Diana Spencer.

The future Princess of Wales shared with two friends a flat between 1979 and 1981 in a red-brick mansion block that her parents had bought for her as an 18th birthday present.

Check out those lovely wooden floors (Picture: Marsh & Parsons)

A short walk from Earl’s Court tube station, the building was often the backdrop of paparazzi shots as the shy teenage nanny slipped in to go on a date with Prince Charles.

Diana is said to later describe her carefree years at Colehorn Court as the happiest time of her life.

On sale for £3.15m via Marsh & Parsons.

Willow Lodge, SW6

It was the site of a famous royal courtship (Picture: River Homes)

The Ultimate Love Nest, this 1,100-square-foot, two-bedroom flat in Fulham is said to have been the home of Princess Margaret’s boyfriend Roddy Llewellyn in the 1970s.

According to neighbors, it was used by the enamored pair during their eight-year relationship: the princess, who is still married to Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, would be lurking behind a motorcycle.

It’s still got the charm of the 1970s (Picture: River Homes)

This purpose-built pad at Willow Lodge, part of the River Gardens development, features stone floors, spectacular views of the Thames from its balcony, and an opencast spiral staircase with glass balustrade.

On sale for £1.25million through River Homes.

Harefield Place, Ekenham

Good Queen Bess once saw Shakespeare play in the field (Picture: Harefield Place)

With an illustrious history, the opulent Harefield Place estate in Ekenham, west London, was owned by the Newdigate family, who built an extraordinary Tudor manor on the site.

In 1602, Queen Elizabeth I was a guest on her ‘royal progress’ tours, when she visited cities across the country, staying with the aristocracy… and often bankrupting them along the way, because of their vast The crew had to cater, and provided entertainment.

It is now a very luxurious set of apartments (Picture: Harefield Place)

In a field surrounded by greenfield trees, Elizabeth is said to have seen a Shakespeare play – sources differ on whether it was Othello or Hamlet.

Redeveloped in the Georgian era, the Grade II-listed home and more than eight acres of gardens have now been converted into 25 two- and three-bedroom lateral flats.

In easy striking distance of the central London and Hertfordshire countryside, their price ranges from £850,000 for a two-bedroom home, which rises to £1,575,000 for a three-bedroom.

Apartment on sale from £850,000 through Harefield Place.

Brimpsmead, Devon

Owners can expect a royal visitor… (Picture: Knight Frank)

The current owners of the Edwardian Arts and Crafts-style Brimpsmead had purchased the Devon estate from Prince Charles nearly 30 years ago – the first time it had relinquished ownership of the Duchy of Cornwall.

Built between 1893 and 1906, the six-bedroom, seven-reception room house sits on more than nine acres in Dartmeat, where the East and West River Darts meet, amid the dramatic terrain of Dartmoor National Park.

The completely renovated, freehold property includes 26,000 clay roof tiles, 120 handcrafted lead-light mullion windows, polished granite floors, and bespoke oak paneling.

It comes with two three-bedroom cottages that are perfect for renting or for weekend guests.

A quirk in the contract means that Prince Charles can come and fish on his private part of the river, as long as he gives 24-hour notice.

On sale for £4.95million via Knight Frank.

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