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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge give fans a new look inside their Anmer Hall home

Decorative plates, plants and a picture of Prince George are on view in a previously unseen corner of the royals' country pile

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shown a new corner of their Anmer Hall home in a recent video call. AFP
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shown a new corner of their Anmer Hall home in a recent video call. AFP

Like many, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent more time at home than ever in the past year, completing many of their royal duties via Zoom.

The majority of their video conferences are set up with a very neutral, decor-free background, but that was not the case for their most recent virtual engagement.

A video call arranged by Hospice UK was filmed from a previously unseen part of their Anmer Hall home, where the family have been isolating during the UK lockdown.

A look inside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Anmer Hall home. Instagram / Kensington Royal 
A look inside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Anmer Hall home. Instagram / Kensington Royal

Very traditional decor choices can be clearly seen in the background of the video. There are decorative plates on the wall, a photograph of Prince George, a large metal-framed mirror and a number of plants, including an orchid.

The couple sat on a cream sofa with floral decorative cushions in shades of black and white. A small framed painting is visible on the grey wall behind them.

The call with frontline workers was released on Saturday, January 16. In the video, the couple discuss bereavement and the charity's Just 'B' initiative, which "provides a listening ear for those coping with the loss of colleagues, loved ones, and people they care for".

Watch an extract from the conversation here:

The family has given plenty of glimpses at the exterior of their Norfolk home, including their annual Christmas card image, which showed Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, sat with their children on bales of hay in front of stacked firewood at Anmer Hall.

Earlier in the year, the couple and their three children, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, clapped for carers outside their front door as part of the BBC's Big Night In in April.

The family of five stood in front of a large, old wooden doorway with decorative brickwork and two well-groomed bushes framing the entrance.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge clap for carers with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in April 2020. Instagram / Kensington Royal 
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge clap for carers with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in April 2020. Instagram / Kensington Royal

The Norfolk manor is the royal family's country home, however their official residence is London's Kensington Palace.

In 2016, photos from inside their Kensington Palace apartment were shared when then-President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited the family. Prince George, who was 2 at the time, was also in the photographs.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: In this handout provided by The White House, President Barack Obama talks with the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays with Prince George as First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince Henry at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union.(Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)  
Barack and Michelle Obama visit the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Prince George at Kensington Palace in 2016. Getty Images

One photo shows the royal toddler sat on a rocking horse by the window, talking to his mother, while Prince William spoke to President Obama and Michelle Obama talked to Prince Harry.

A second photo showed off more of the royal decor, with a large fabric ottoman, grand piano and an ornate side table all visible. More contemporary window seats can also be seen in the background of the photo of Prince William speaking to President Obama.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with US President Barack Obama in the Drawing Room of Apartment 1A Kensington Palace as they attend a dinner on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later will have dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)  
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with former US president Barack Obama in the Drawing Room of Apartment 1A Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016. Getty Images

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Updated: February 8, 2021 02:44 PM

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