The Mail on Sunday is reporting that Queen Elizabeth personally intervened to allow for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to move into Princess Margaret's Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace.
After Princess Margaret's death, the apartment was briefly opened to the public. I was very lucky to be in England when the apartment was open for tours. The Annigoni portrait of Margaret was still hanging on the wall. This was before Margaret's children, Lord Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto, sold many of the Princess' possessions and jewels at auction.
The apartment has since been used for several exhibitions at Kensington Palace, including the current Enchanted Princesses exhibit, which closes in January 2012.
For more information, about upcoming exhibits, please visit Kensington Palace's website.