Saturday, October 29, 2022

Clarence House



 Until recently, Clarence House has been the London residence of King Charles and Queen Camilla. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip lived there in the early years of their marriage. From Now to Love:

Clarence House is situated on The Mall in London next to St James's Palace. It was built between 1825 and 1827 for The Duke of Clarence (later King William IV) and his wife Adelaide. It sustained damage during WWII bombing raids and underwent extensive repairs before Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh moved in. One other notable resident was Princess Diana, who moved in to Clarence House before her engagement to Prince Charles was announced. She lived there until they married in 1981. The home is opened up to the public in August each year, where visitors can be given a guided tour of the five rooms and adjoining spaces on the ground floor. (Read more.)

NOTE: George VI was the father of the late Queen not Edward VIII as the article says. Edward VIII was her uncle. And the bust is of her father, not her uncle.


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