Princess Beatrice’s student accommodation is set to be a spectacular riverside apartment in Battersea.

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The 19-year-old royal – who starts her textiles and design course at Goldsmiths College in September – has been looking at various properties and thinks she has found the perfect home.

A source close to the princess, who has a UKP1 million trust fund, told the Daily Mail: “There’s no way Beatrice is going to live in the normal student accommodation – that was never a possibility. She needs to find a flat that is in a good location, close to the college but also close to her family and friends.

“The one in Battersea looks like a good option, and she is really considering taking the plunge and buying it.”

If the princess doesn’t go for the Battersea flat, it is possible she will look for a residence to share with her mother Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, who is also looking for somewhere to live in London.