It may seem strange then that Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the rest of the royals are rarely seen coming and going. After all, they make public appearances outside the palace grounds, but typically eat and sleep in the comfort of their own home just like the rest of us mortals. (Shocking, I know.)
Naturally, royal family members wouldn't simply use the front door. But the actual method they use to sneak in and out is even more extravagant than you may have expected.
According toa video published by Hello! Magazine, they are transported in a helicopter that lands on the grounds of Hyde Park. The royals are then apparently transferred into a waiting chauffeured car that takes them home, all while armed police officers stand guard.
"Members of the public who happened to be in Hyde Park at the time would have been able to watch the royals arrive," the magazine notes. "The chopper's landing space is open for all to see, but the lawn is cordoned off by a low fence to prevent passers-by walking too close."
"There are six exits and entrances [in Kensington Palace]," a source close to Markle revealed to E! News. "She's been able to get in and out when she needs to, and she's doing very well with managing to go incognito."
The source also noted that Prince William and Prince Harry have, "both used motorbikes to escape unnoticed." So it looks like each royal has a couple of tricks hidden up his or her sleeve.