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Kate Middleton Lived In A Very Chic Apartment Before Becoming A Royal

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With her poised demeanor and charisma, we sometimes forget that Kate Middleton wasn't born into royalty.

The Duchess of Cambridge only became a part of the British royal family when she famously married Prince William in April 2011, but before that she lived a much quieter life in London.

Before being thrust into the international spotlight, the mother of three worked as a photographer, designer, and marketing officer for her family's event planning and decorating business, Party Pieces.

The Middletons have always been a tight-knit family, so not only did they work together, Kate and her siblings lived together.

The duchess, her sister Pippa, and their brother James all moved into an apartment on Old Church Street in London's swanky Chelsea neighborhood.

The apartment was purchased by their parents, Carole and Michael, in 2002, and it's where Kate called home until she wed William.

Now, the property has been put up for sale by the Middletons, and the public are finally getting a chance to take a peek inside the $2.45 million home.

According to the listing by real estate company Knight Frank, the house consists of three levels accessible by a flight of private stairs.

Have a look:

The living room is decorated with beige, brown, and red furniture, which coordinate with the color schemes of the other rooms.

The living room opens into the dining room with a balcony.

The small kitchen features black-and-white tile floors, black counter-tops, and simple wooden cabinets.

The stairs and hallway leading up to the top floor are lined with framed artwork and photographs probably taken by Kate.

There are three bedrooms in the apartment, including a master ensuite "with a picturesque view onto Justice walk and over the chimney pots of Old Chelsea."

The master bathroom is equipped with a large tub and shower and even has a bidet.

With now calling the Kensington Palace home and Pippa living with her husband and their newborn son, it makes sense that the Middletons have put it up for sale.

We're sure whoever ends up purchasing the property will be very happy with the decision.

What do you think of Kate and Pippa's former apartment?

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.