Clarence House opens to the public for the first time
Clarence House has opened to the public for the first time.
The home of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla has opened its doors for the whole of August and will give royal fans a chance to tour five of the house’s ground floor rooms.
A description of the tour on the Royal Collection Trust’s website reads: “Visitors to Clarence House are taken on a 1 hour guided tour of the five ground-floor rooms – The Lancaster Room, The Morning Room, The Library, The Dining Room and The Garden Room – where The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall undertake official engagements and receive guests from around the world.”
The tour pays homage to The Queen Mother as many of the rooms have remained the same since before her passing. The royal house is also home to a number of artworks that make up Queen Elizabeth’s art collection.
The post on the official website continues: “The arrangement of the rooms and the grouping of their contents remain much as they were in the time of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, with much of Her Majesty’s collection of works of art and furniture in their former positions.
“Clarence House displays much of Queen Elizabeth’s famous art collection, including outstanding 20th-century paintings such as important works by John Piper, Graham Sutherland, WS Sickert and Augustus John. Superb examples of English porcelain and silver, particularly pieces relating to the Bowes-Lyon family, are also on display.”
Clarence House will remain open to the public until August 31.