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Inside Queen Camilla's £850k Wiltshire home she owns alone - see photos

Camilla has owned her home since her split from Andrew Parker Bowles in 1994


Queen Camilla visits the Garden Museum to open the annual British Flowers Week
Bridie Wilkins
Senior Health & Fitness Writer
June 8, 2023
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King Charles III and Queen Camilla spend most of their time at their official royal residence, Clarence House, in the heart of central London. What's more, the monarchs also enjoy spending time at their country retreat, Highgrove, in Tetbury Gloucestershire.

But did you know that Queen Camilla owns property of her own accord? Located in the sprawling countryside in Wiltshire, the Queen has owned the gorgeous mansion since the early nineties and was even the place where the monarch retreated to following a week of national mourning after Queen Elizabeth II's death. The royal couple left London via helicopter after their procession through the capital in September 2022, but while Charles travelled on to his Highgrove Estate, Camilla reportedly stayed at her own private home, Ray Mill House.

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The Queen bought the beautiful Wiltshire residence following her split from her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, in 1994. She lived there between 1996 and 2003, and kept it as a country base when required. It even served as the backdrop for her 75th birthday portraits shot by Princess Kate earlier this year. Take a look around the grand home…

With luxurious features including an outdoor swimming pool, stables for her horses, and large gardens with a river, we can see why the Queen Consort's daughter Laura chose to host her wedding reception at the property when she married Harry Lopes in 2006.

The Queen Consort bought the beautiful Wiltshire residence following her split from her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, in 1994. She lived there between 1996 and 2003, and kept it as a country base when required. It even served as the backdrop for her 75th birthday portraits shot by Princess Kate earlier this year. Take a look around the grand home…

Camilla's garden

camilla garden

With luxurious features including an outdoor swimming pool, stables for her horses, and large gardens with a river, we can see why the Queen Consort's daughter Laura chose to host her wedding reception at the property when she married Harry Lopes in 2006.

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The Queen Consort's swimming pool

prince charles camilla home ray mill pool

Outside, there is a large swimming pool lined with concrete walls.

Camilla's kitchen

prince charles camilla home ray mill kitchen

The kitchen has yellow walls with red tiles and blue tiled flooring. The cupboards are white with wooden worktops, and there is a circular wooden dining table in the middle of the room.

prince charles camilla home kitchen ray mill

Another view of the kitchen before Camilla moved in showed that there is a traditional black AGA at the other side, with a cooker hood connected to the chimney.  

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Queen Consort Camilla's dining room

prince charles camilla home dining room ray mill

The dining room has cream and white baroque print wallpaper and cream carpets. There is another wooden dining table, much like the one in Camilla's kitchen, as well as a matching side unit and a chest of drawers. Two large paintings hang in gold gilded frames, and a large chandelier adds a regal touch.

Camilla's sitting room

prince charles camilla home ray mill sitting room

The sitting room boasts views across the enormous garden of the property. It has high ceilings with a carved alcove that leads into an enormous bay with floor-to-ceiling windows. Furniture includes two floral armchairs and a matching sofa, and various wooden tables.

Camilla's terrace

prince charles camilla home ray mill terrace

Upstairs, there is a concrete roof terrace with black railing overlooking the grounds of the property.

The Queen Consort's entrance hall

prince charles camilla home ray mill stairs

The hallway had cream carpets and high ceilings with white plinths and archways. Two chandeliers set the tone for its regal residents, as well as a concrete flower bed at one side.

Camilla's staircase

prince charles camilla home stairs

As guests move from the hall upstairs, they are greeted with a large curved window framed with cream and green curtains. The stairs are lined with a wooden bannister and concrete railing.

Camilla's bedroom

prince charles camilla home bedroom ray mill

The panelled bedroom takes its name from the wooden panels that make up the walls. It has cream carpets and two paintings hanging in bronze frames on the walls. The bed has a cream and white button-back frame.

prince charles camilla home bedroom wood

There are sash windows with wooden frames and red curtains that drape onto the floor, and an oak chest of drawers in the corner.

prince charles camilla bedroom blue

Another master bedroom in the home has blue and white baroque wallpaper, with white wainscoting. There is a four-poster bed with a pink and white floral bed frame and a peach curtain.

Camilla's snug room

prince charles camilla home snug room

The 'snug room' makes for a cosy living room at Camilla's private home. It has wooden panelling along the walls, and a large fireplace above which hangs a huge painting. There are shelves in one corner displaying various ornaments, and a wooden rocking chair at one side. 

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