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Kensington Palace

The first day of 2016 was spent visiting Kensington Palace, the residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Once home to Princess Diana and now residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry!

There is so much history to explore at the palace. A highlight for me was the 'Fashion Rules' section that showcases the fashion of Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana. Not to mention all the great photo ops along the way!

One of my favorite moments was stopping to listen to one of the royal staff talk about the British monarchy.  There is A LOT to say when discussing centuries of history but our guide was so fascinating! Not to mention he had an amazing tale about bumping into Duchess Catherine and Prince George!

We enjoyed afternoon tea at The Orangery, located just next door from the palace. The interior is light and airy and I love the place settings at the table!

Afterwards we walked around Notting Hill, stopping in the shops and enjoying all of the painted houses. It was just amazing to be in London with three of my best friends!

For dinner we headed to the Churchill Arms which serves amazing Thai food. I would absolutely recommend a visit if you are in town!