Inside Clarence House, the London residence Charles and Camilla call home

The homes of the royal family members have always provided a certain level of fascination - and now, you can go inside and visit one of them yourself.

Where does Prince Charles live?

Clarence House, the official London residence of Princes Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is now open to the general public for the summer, until 31st August.

Visitors will get a chance to have a glimpse inside the official royal abode that the couple have called home ever since they married, in 2005.

Based in St. James’s – just metres away from St James’s Palace and the Queen’s official residence Buckingham Palace – the residence is one of the last remaining aristocratic townhouses in the capital.

It was previously home to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, so holds a wealth of royal history within its walls.

Prince Harry and Prince William also called the imposing townhouse their home from 2003 – until they both moved out into Kensington Palace in 2011 and 2012. So the official tour would certainly be an intriguing glimpse into the house the popular princes lived in!

So where can you visit when you’re in the house? The official tour will allow you to take a look into all five rooms on the ground floor of the building, where official engagements take place. So while you won’t get a chance to take a peek into Charles and Camilla’s private rooms, you’ll get a pretty good insight into the surroundings they return to at the end of the day.

Plus, its likely that the decor is pretty similar – so it’s almost like seeing into the royal couple’s own home!

Book your tickets to the Clarence House tour here. But in the meantime – why not take sneak peek into the home now?

Clarence House interior

Prince Charles and Camilla have regularly welcomed guests from around the world to their Clarence House home. Mostly, meetings take place in the formal living room – which is adorned with historic family photos, low-lighting lamps, and blue-toned furnishings.

Many speeches, meetings and conferences have also taken place in the huge, wooden hallway of the historic building too.

In photos, you can catch a glimpse of the room, with a wide imposing staircase. The plush red carpet runs up the stairs, while at the bottom is a cabinet full of, likely, the families finest china.

Also seen at the top of the photo is some sort of emblem rug.

Pictures of the late Queen Mother scatter the house – and in fact, her influence is felt elsewhere too.

Many of the pieces on display on the official tour are from her own personal collection – and are laid out exactly to her specification.

Clarence House gardens

Clarence House

The grounds of Clarence House are also undeniably impressive too. Prince Charles has had extensive input into the design of the garden – specifically creating a formal area in the grounds in honour of his late grandmother, the Queen mother.

The Prince’s designs were then put in place by members of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.

Clarence House’s gardens are actually also shared with the adjoining royal property St. James’s Palace – making it one of the biggest in London.

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