Kensington Palace in London is an operational Royal residence. Of being great historical significance, Kensington Palace was the favorite abode of succeeding sovereigns until 1760. Kensington Palace is a royal dwelling set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal region of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been house of the British Royal Family since the 17th century and is the authorized London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, whilst the Duke and Duchess of Kent dwell at Wren House. Kensington Palace is also used on a private basis by Prince Harry, as well as his cousin Zara Phillips. It was also the place of birth and childhood home of Queen Victoria. Kensington Palace has been fashioned by generations of regal women from Queen Mary to Victoria and, more of late Diana, Princess of Wales.