Inside King Charles' Clarence House residence

The King divides his time between grand UK residences, with Clarence House as his primary home with Queen Camilla.

Pop Culture & Art June 14, 2024

King Charles, known for residing in some of the UK's most opulent properties, divides his time between multiple grand homes to fulfil his royal duties. 

According to The Sun, his primary residence with Queen Camilla is Clarence House. 

Constructed between 1825 and 1827 by architect John Nash for the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, Clarence House is a significant royal residence. 

Charles first lived there in 1948, before moving out when his mother became queen in 1952. 

He returned in 2003, establishing it as his official home with Camilla. 

Renowned interior decorator Robert Kime was responsible for the home's design.

Despite the tradition of monarchs residing in Buckingham Palace, Clarence House remains the main home for King Charles and Queen Camilla. 

The four-story building has undergone substantial renovations, particularly after WWII bombings during The Blitz. 

During the war, it reportedly served as the headquarters for the Red Cross and St. John Ambulance Brigade.

Clarence House, a Grade I listed building on the National Heritage List for England, opens to the public for about a month each summer, typically in August. 

It previously housed Prince William from 2003 to 2011 and Prince Harry from 2003 to 2012. 

King Charles and Queen Camilla plan to continue residing there until at least 2027, during renovations to Buckingham Palace.

In addition to Clarence House, King Charles utilises several other royal residences across the UK. 

These include Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House, Birkhall, Llwynywermod, Windsor Castle, Holyroodhouse, Hillsborough Castle, Sandringham House, Balmoral, Castle of Mey, Kensington Palace, and Tamarisk House.


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