Duchess Kate's Childhood Nursery

Amidst speculation that Princess Kate is preparing a nursery at her family's estate, INSIDE EDITION takes a look at her childhood home.

Kate Middleton's nursery was a tiny room. For the first 13 years of her life, Kate lived in a humble home in the English countryside.  

“This is Kate's room on the left here, when she was born until she was about 7 or 8,” said real estate agent Dudley Singleton. He showed INSIDE EDITION’s Diane McInerney every nook and cranny of the home.

There's speculation that Kate will take her baby prince to Bucklebury, an hour outside London, and live there for the next six weeks. A temporary nursery has been built there, and Kate will also have help from her mother, Carole Middleton.

Kate's family still shops at the local butcher. The town is very protective, and when the butcher was approached about the royal family, he said, “No comment.”

It’s a world away from Kensington Palace where an elaborate nursery is now being built for Kate’s little prince. Kate and William will raise their little boy in apartment 1-A of the palace.

Anderson Cooper said, “When I heard 1-A, I thought it was like a basement apartment somewhere.”

Not quite! Apartment 1-A is huge with four floors and more than 20 rooms including the grand foyer and a spacious dining room.

Quite a remarkable contrast to Kate's middle class beginnings in this nursery room.