Kate Middleton's Nursery Design Inspiration

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Baby on board! Duchess Kate, who wore this button that a crowd member gave her while honoring the anniversary of London's Underground, will give birth to her first ... more 
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Baby on board! Duchess Kate, who wore this button that a crowd member gave her while honoring the anniversary of London's Underground, will give birth to her first child in July. less 
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Thu, Apr 11, 2013 5:14 PM EDT
Sarah Ball


As Duchess Kate and Prince William are readying the interiors of Kensington Palace for themselves-as well as the layout of a 10-bedroom country mansion where they'll spend weekends-they're simultaneously prepping for the arrival of their baby, too. Starting in July, their son or daughter will grow up in the baby suite at Kensington Palace's Apartment 1A, as did Will and Harry when they were young. But how will Kate, who has a discerning eye and an interior decorator reportedly already on retainer, choose to decorate her nursery? The renovation of K.P.'s 1A is estimated to cost $1.5 million, so we know it will be luxurious enough for a future king or queen. We cobbled together a century's worth of ideas for Kate's royal Pinterest board-see if you think she'll take cues from nurseries past.

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