Diana: Her Fashion Story, an exhibition of The Princess of Wales’ inimitable style, is currently attracting visitors in their droves to her former home at Kensington Palace. Another cause for excitement in the royal borough is the return of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later this year, with renovations to their private quarters at the palace now in progress.
There is much anticipation about the young royal family who will make their home in Kensington, but what does this mean for you if you plan to sell your Kensington property? Well, it’s no surprise that living in this most exclusive of neighbourhoods will add value to your sale price, with Kensington and Chelsea taking the crown as London’s most expensive borough in Right Move’s house price index.
Undoubtedly, the verdant royal parks and the independent schools boasting royal alumni add lustre. But if you’ve lived here for any length of time you’ll know that the village-like atmosphere in South Kensington, the safe and spacious garden squares and the cleverly renovated Kensington houses are all part of its USP too.
It’s always prime time to buy property in Kensington, so make this spring the season you sell and contact Dexters’ Kensington office for a valuation.
The many visitors to Kensington Palace who are drawn by their emotional connection to Diana will be charmed by a gown worn for private entertaining in the palace in the mid-80s, the silk velvet skirt marked by hundreds of tiny indents the curators believe to be fingerprints made by her sons Princes William and Harry, who would have been around knee-height at the time. Diana: Her Fashion Story opens on 24 February at Kensington Palace and runs throughout 2017