Prince William and Kate Middleton have shared a rare glimpse of the entrance to their home at Kensington Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who recently enjoyed a mini tour of Northern Ireland where they held pythons and tarantulas at a petting zoo, posted the stunning entrance to their home, Apartment 1A of Kensington Palace, to their 13million Instagram followers.

Prince William, 39, was seen cheekily peering around the huge black gloss door while Clara Amfo and Dermot O'Leary giggled on the grand stone steps leading up to the entrance in the snap.

"Caption this. Stay tuned for more exciting news from the @eathshotprize later today," the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge penned.

Taking a closer look, we can also see huge gold knobs on the black door while a lantern chandelier is situated in the hallway as William welcomed the presenters of The Earthshot Prize 2021.

Meanwhile the Cambridges, who live at Apartment 1A with Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and three year old Prince Louis, also shared a fun video to their social media in a bid to promote the environmental awards.

Dermot could be seen walking towards Apartment 1A as he turned to Clara and said: "So we're hosting the biggest environmental awards ever featuring Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes…"

Clara rang the traditional gold doorbell on the side of Apartment 1A, adding: "And someone else!"

"Oh you don't have to mention me," Dermot added.

"Didn't quite mean," Clara said before Prince William opened the door.

The second in line to the throne said: "Hello, shall we?

"Anyone fancy a cup of tea?"

The Earthshot Prize 2021 hopes to shine a light on the positive work to bring about change and turn the tide against the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues.

Clara and Dermot are set to present the hour-long ceremony on BBC One, which will air on Sunday 17 October, with five announced as winners of £1million funding prize that will enable them to continue their vital work.

But, despite the name, royal commentators have urged fans not to be fooled into thinking Apartment 1A is small and, while speaking on True Royalty’s Royal Beat, British royal author Christopher Warwick said: “It has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic, it is not a small house.

“All of these royal residences at Kensington Palace are called apartments, which of course makes people immediately think they are flats like the American term for apartment. They are not.

“If you think of Kensington Palace in a way it is built around three courtyards. If you think of them as being these wonderful red brick terrace houses, because they are all joined, but separate houses.”

Inside the home, there’s believed to be five reception rooms, three main bedrooms, dressing rooms, bathrooms, a night and day nursery, his-and-hers dressing rooms and a basement area as well as a gym, laundry and luggage rooms.

Continuing the conversation, royal author Ingrid Seward said: “It’s enormous… It’s like a piece of countryside in London.”

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