That means that once the infant arrives, William and Kate will most likely have to make do with their current temporary home in London, a smaller two bedroom property also at Kensington Palace.
Palace officials will not comment, saying where the royal couple chooses to stay is a private matter.
Dragons, a small British family business that was hired by Princess Diana to design a nursery for William and Prince Harry, is showcasing a hotel nursery suite that offers the royal treatment for wealthy commoners from 2,230 pounds ($3,467) a night.
LONDON Is it a boy? A girl? Prince William and the former Kate Middleton aren telling, and palace officials are not revealing where the royal baby will spend its first few months, since renovation of their future home at Kensington Palace is taking longer than expected.
They could, in theory, bring the baby back to their cottage in Wales, although that seems farfetched, given that it 280 miles (450 kilometres) from London, where the duchess is expected to give birth.
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So what will the royal nursery look like? While few will ever get a glimpse inside the room where the future monarch will grow up, design experts are offering some suggestions based on experience.
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HOLD FOR EURO DESK EARLY RISER STORY SLUGGED BRITAIN ROYAL BABY PLEASE SEND 1:30 EDT TUESDAY MAY 14, 2013 In this Tuesday, April 30, 2013 photo, Lucinda Croft, the managing director of Dragons, a small British family business that was also tapped to design nurseries for British royals, poses for the photographer next to a luxury baby changing unit at a hotel nursery suite, designed by Dragons, at a central London hotel. Britain Prince William and Kate, formally known as the Duchess of Cambridge, plan to move into apartments at London's Kensington Palace soon after the baby is born in July. Few will ever get a glimpse inside the room where the future British monarch will grow up, but the designers hired by late Princess Diana to create her sons William and Harry's nursery at the palace can offer some expert hints. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
William tour of duty as a search and rescue pilot in Wales is scheduled to wrap up around September, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the pair is formally known, are preparing to move from an isolated cottage on a Welsh island to new digs at Kensington Palace in central London.
The late Diana who Croft says was hands on, very involved in designing her nursery lived for many years at Kensington Palace, where both William and Prince Harry spent their early years.
But the timing isn quite right. Major refurbishment works at the palace likely won be finished until at least a month or two after the infant is born. The baby (and future monarch) is due in July.
A major relocation can complicate things for any young parents to be, and William and Kate are no exception, despite their wealth and prestige.
two daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and William. The royal baby soon to be great grandmother, 87 year old Elizabeth II, is Britain reigning monarch.
first child on the way but royal housing options still unclear
Despite the price, the suite is more understated than lavish. There a crib adorned with a coronet and delicate drapes, a luxury miniature play table and a changing unit, all painstakingly painted by artisans in soothing, muted shades of beige and pastels.
Wherever that may be, come autumn the new family will be able to move into their permanent London home, Apartment 1a at Kensington Palace. The name is misleading: The property is actually a four story house with a nursery, 20 rooms and a private garden.
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The couple chosen quarters at the palace have fallen into disrepair since its former occupant, Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, died in 2002. Workers are still upgrading it and getting rid of an asbestos problem.
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