The royal couple reveals that they have pieces from the Swedish superstore in Kensington Palace.
As it turns out, even the royals can’t seem to resist the minimalist charms of IKEA furniture. During a visit today to ArkDes, Sweden’s museum of architecture and design in Stockholm, Kate Middleton and Prince William admitted that they have outfitted certain key areas of Kensington Palace with IKEA furniture.
While chatting with Marcus Engman, the head of design at IKEA, the couple revealed that they have some IKEA pieces in their kids’ rooms, DailyMail reports. That’s right: Princess Charlotte and Prince George are lounging around on the finest flat-pack furniture the Swedish superstore has to offer, once again proving that the royals are just like us.
“I’m proud that we can suit everybody,” Engman said in a statement to the Telegraph. “That’s what we want Ikea to be—for the many people of the world, both royalty and ordinary people.”
While there is no news on exactly which pieces the royal family owns or whether they assembled the pieces themselves, it’s humbling to imagine that the dreaded IKEA Allen key could be the great equalizer. Perhaps the royal couple is just as familiar as we are with the frustration of re-assembling a dresser after realizing they’ve accidentally left out one important part. Or, more likely, they pay extra for assembly or task a royal staffer with the job.
Also, while some surveys want to make us believe that peak IKEA-shopping ends once we turn 24, the 35- and 36-year-old royals prove that if you’re shopping for your kids’ rooms, IKEA shopping knows no age limit. The next time you’re debating whether that IKEA bed is good enough for your little one, just remember that it’s good enough for Kensington Palace.