Sydney, Kathy and Christopher playing a parlour game in Kensington Palace, a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. (Photo taken by Patrick R. Kane)
The Palace has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Today, the State Rooms are open to the public and managed by the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, a nonprofit organization that does not receive public funds. The offices and private accommodation areas of the Palace remain the responsibility of the Royal Household and are maintained by the Royal Household Property Section.