LONDON — Prince William and his wife will get a swanky new London home.

William and the Duchess of Cambridge, who are based in remote Wales, have picked an apartment in historic Kensington Palace as their permanent London base, officials said Sunday.

Plans are under way to transform the apartment — currently used for exhibitions and humble offices — to quarters fit for the newlyweds, said William’s spokesman, Miguel Head.

The apartment they will live in was most recently inhabited by Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, who lived there from the 1960s to 2002. Kensington Palace itself also was the residence of the late Princess Diana, William’s mother, and the prince had lived there with his brother Harry when he was younger.

William now lives with his wife in a rented house in Anglesey, north Wales, where he works as a Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopter pilot. When the couple visit London they currently use another, smaller property at Kensington Palace as a temporary home. Palace officials said they expect Prince Harry will move into that property once the couple moves to the new quarters.

The couple will continue to divide their time between London and Wales after moving.

Buffett back to roost at Parrot Heads Convention

KEY WEST, Fla. — About 3,500 fans of Jimmy Buffett are celebrating the singer’s music and laid-back island attitude this weekend in Key West.

Attendees at the 20th Parrot Heads Convention were surprised Friday afternoon when Buffett made a rare appearance with his Coral Reefer Band. He played for more than an hour. Many of his 15 songs featured lyrics recalling people and places he knew while living in Key West during the 1970s and 1980s.

The convention of “Parrot Head” fans, named for their offbeat tropical headgear, continues through today. It will feature more performances and a charity auction.

Organizers say that since 2002, members of about 200 chapters have contributed more than $20 million and nearly 3 million volunteer hours to local and national causes.

Townshend, Daltrey launch cancer program

LOS ANGELES — The two original members of the British rock band The Who have launched a program for teens and young adults with cancer.

Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend pledged Friday to raise money to renovate part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center pediatric floor into a separate space for patients ages 15 to 25.

Townshend was unable to appear in person in Los Angeles, but sent in a video message.

The effort is being supported by other celebrities including Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. The goal is to create rooms clustered around a common lounge area where young cancer patients can hang out with one another.

It’ll be a late night for Herman Cain

 

LOS ANGELES — Herman Cain is taking his campaign to a new platform: late-night television.

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” said Friday that the Republican presidential hopeful will be a guest on the show Monday.

Cain may be in need of a few laughs with Kimmel. Although Cain has risen in voter polls, the one-time Godfathers Pizza CEO has been confronting allegations of sexual harassment made when he was head of the National Restaurant Association.