By Emma Dooney published
The Duchess of Cornwall is offering a private tour of her luxurious residence in London to six lucky individuals, as part of a Royal Society of Osteoporosis auction.
- Camilla Parker Bowles has donated a private tour of Clarence House to an auction for an osteoporosis charity.
- Six lucky bidders will be invited to explore the ground floor of the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles's palatial home.
- In other royal news, The Queen's rule that all female royals including Duchesses Catherine and Camilla must follow has been revealed.
Successful bidders will be treated to a guided walk through the decadent Clarence House, one of the city’s last standing aristocratic homes.
Built in 1825, it was the home of the Queen Mother for almost fifty years until her death in 2002. It is now occupied by Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles and serves as a popular site for the hosting of royal events.
The exclusive tour, which will be up for grabs when the auction opens on March 1, will take guests around five rooms on the building’s ground floor. The rooms, which are used for official royal engagements, are decorated with many pieces from the Queen Mother’s art collection and promise visitors an authentic glimpse into the history of the British monarchy.
The tour will kick off in the garden, where royal fans can see first-hand the horticultural handiwork of Prince Charles.
While Charles and Camilla's main residence is Clarence House in London, they also own a stunning country estate in the Cotswolds called Highgrove House. The royal couple who were married in 2005 and have lived used Highgrove House as their country home since then.
The son of Queen Elizabeth II has lived in Clarence House since 2003 and is said to spend a great deal of time nurturing its outdoor greenery. After a few minutes admiring the royal plants, guests will be escorted inside where they will likely be shown the Lancaster Room, the Morning Room, the Library, the Garden Room, and the Dining Room.
Unfortunately, most quarters of the house will remain off-limits. Tour members will not have access to the property’s upper levels, or to its kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. In fact, there are no toilet facilities for public visitors, so it’s highly advised to take care of your business beforehand.
The minimum bid for the tour isn’t cheap, starting off at £200 ($353). If that price sounds a bit too steep, Clarence House is also open every year for the month of August to members of the public. Tickets cost a lot less than the bidding rate, at £11.30 for adults and £6.80 for children.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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