Camilla Duchess of Cornwall: inside Clarence House where she isolates herself
Clarence House became the residence of then-Princess Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 after their marriage.
The couple spent six years in the beautiful London home. However, after the death of her father, King George VI, and Elizabeth’s ascent to the throne, the couple moved to Buckingham Palace.
Clarence House then became the home of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
Over the years Clarence House has undergone many changes to reflect the tastes of the occupants.
Today the building honors the Queen Mother’s taste and contains many of her painting collections.
Camilla moved into Clarence House in 2005 after marrying Prince Charles the same year.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s drawing room in 1949 had white Canadian maple wood paneling and cream sofas.
The room also contained portraits of Prince Philip’s parents, Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece.
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There was also a painting of his grandfather, the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, by Laszlo.
Although the photos are in black and white, it is likely that the coin would be red as it is today.
A generous bookcase, ornamental clocks and sprawling rugs are also present.
The lounge is located on the first floor of Clarence House. In 1949, the room contained two 18th century armchairs and a sofa.
The fireplace in the room is original from the 19th century. Floral rugs, a huge chandelier, a mirror above the fireplace and carved ceilings make the room beautiful.
Queen Elizabeth’s Drawing Room was also on the first floor of Clarence House.
The ceiling is an original from the construction of the house between 1825 and 1827 by John Nash.
Some of the furnishings in the room are Chippendale and Sheraton pieces. Armchairs are floral compared to Prince Philip furniture with dark wood sideboards.
The dining room is a more subtle room with white curtains and candelabra.
The 18th century marble fireplace features a portrait of King George III.
Although the photos are black and white, the carpets were probably red judging by recent photographs of the set.
The library is a slightly smaller room with shelves filled with books and ornate rugs.
Plus, the Lancaster Room is a beautiful room with a black chandelier, neutral rugs, and dark wood tables. The decoration was paid for by Lancaster County and the painting above the fireplace is the work of Scottish landscape artist Patrick Nasmyth.
The house is valued at £56.2million.