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Prince William promises to hang this sentimental item on his refrigerator

The Prince is set to make a change to his kitchen – here are the appliances he reportedly uses – and what the new addition means for Adelaide Cottage

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Prince William vowed to make a sentimental change to his refrigerator after recently receiving a handmade gift from a young royal fan.

While touring the East Midlands of England last week, the Prince of Wales and the Princess Catherine visited a Royal Air Force station, where they met Blake Fearnley, a three-year-old boy who had hand-drawn the Disney character Mickey Mouse. 

According to Blake's mother, Laura, Prince William promised he would 'put it on his fridge' when he returned home to Adelaide Cottage – the royal residence located on the grounds of Windsor Home Park. The future king shares the historic four-bedroom home with the Princess of Wales and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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Little is known about Adelaide Cottage's interior decor; however, Princess Catherine has shown a glimpse of the home's living room, which served as the backdrop to a video she posted on Twitter.

The family is yet to share an in-depth description or photo of their kitchen ideas; however, it is possible the appliance features a certain drawing from the young royal fan. Plus, while it is not certain which kitchen appliances the royals use in Adelaide Cottage, Prince William and Princess Catherine are reportedly fans of a Sub-Zero & Wolf, the high-end kitchen appliance company. 

According to 'insider sources' acquired by the British newspaper The Daily Mail, the Prince and Princess invested in Sub-Zero & Wolf refrigerator-freezer and oven after consulting food journalist Tom Parker Bowles (son of Prince Charles' wife Camilla Parker Bowles) on the best appliance to buy. 

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According to the report, Prince William and Princess Catherine purchased a large refrigerator, freezer, and oven for their kitchen in Kensington Palace. However, after using these high-end products for over eight years, we would be surprised to find the same, or more, Sub-Zero & Wolf products in Adelaide Cottage's kitchen.

One of the best things to look for when buying a range oven is a royal endorsement, but the Prince and Princess are not alone in their reported admiration for the products. Victoria Beckham, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, and Rod Stewart are also said to own a Sub-Zero & Wolf fridge – complete with a NASA-invented air-purification system that kills bacteria in the fridge. We think it may be worth the investment. 

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.