Kate Middleton and Prince William's new apartment is in a section of Kensington Palace that's reportedly haunted. The majority of the ghost sightings have been in the section where they now have the baby’s nursery. For anyone who believes in ghosts, it is not hard to fathom that some, if not many, of William’s ancestors are still rattling around inside the centuries old Kensington Palace.
According to the Mirror on Oct 14, reports that that Prince’s George’s nursery is in a section that has documented ghost sightings. A lot of strange happenings have occurred in Kensington Palace over the hundreds of years of royal heritage. Some of these incidents you will never hear about, but there are others that are well documented through the ancestors of William’s blood line.
The palace was built in the 17th century and there have been documented deaths inside the walls of Kensington. Ghosts of servants who spent their lives making sure that every need and whim of the royals were met are also thought to rattle around the grounds.
A ghost of a man in white is frequently seen wandering the grounds of Kensington, many believe he is a servant from another era. Deaths in Kensington Palace include that of Princes Sophia, who lived a very lonely life and never married. She is one of many that are thought to haunt Kensington. Queen Mary, who died of smallpox, is also thought to haunt the palace.
A more recent story in modern times about a burial at Kensington Palace is the story that Princess Diana helped a friend bury a stillborn baby in the gardens of Kensington. This story was told by Paul Burrell in a book that he wrote about Diana, “The Way We Were.”
He claims he was there the day Diana’s friend Rosa Monckton buried her stillborn baby in Kensington garden and Burrell claims he dug the grave with Diana’s help. It was a sad day and Diana had streams of tears rolling down her face. She did this for a friend, so her friend could have a place of solace to bury her baby. Burrell claims Diana asked him to keep this burial a secret, she said there was no need for the Queen to know.
It seems that Kensington has the history needed for hauntings, as deaths of many royals occurred there and a baby is even buried there. There’s been renewed talk of these hauntings since the news broke last year that Kate and William were remodeling a section of Kensington to call their home.
Apparently their new apartment incorporates a couple of apartments opened up to be one today. The nursery was built in a section of an apartment that was notorious for ghost sightings. According to the Mirror, that section is believed to be the favorite haunt of not one, but three ghosts.
The royal biographer, Andrew Morton claims that there are three ghosts that haunt that section. They are believed to be the ghosts of George II, Caroline of Brunswick and Princess Sophia. Housekeepers and staff have reported seeing ghosts in the section of Kensington where Kate, William and baby George now call home.