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Inside King Charles and Queen Camilla's sentimental home they've left for the summer

The monarch is remaining at Clarence house for the next few years ahead of big Buckingham Palace move

King Charles and Queen Camilla inside clarence house
Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
8 August 2023
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King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be leaving their home of over 20 years, Clarence House, to move to Buckingham Palace - but not until 2027

The royal couple are living at their main residence Clarence House while renovation works at the palace are completed. However, as they are currently on their summer break in Scotland, the grand residence will stand vacant for the next few weeks. 

WATCH: See inside the living room at Clarence House

The incredible home has previously been home to several senior royals including the Queen, who gave birth to Princess Anne there in 1950, and the Queen Mother, who lived there for 50 years until her death in 2002. Princess Margaret, meanwhile, lived in the two rooms that now make up the Garden Room before she got married.

King Charles carried out extensive renovation work before he moved into Clarence House, but kept many of the rooms just as they were when his grandmother lived there. Keep scrolling to see the best looks inside...

2 Clarence House Garden Room

A past photo taken when Camilla and Charles hosted the Chinese President and First Lady in 2015 revealed The Garden Room in full. The space is decorated with white walls and wooden flooring with a cream patterned sofa and a pink coffee table in front of the fireplace, and several wooden side tables. Metallic gold accents seen in the legs of the coffee table, the handles on the chests of drawers, the lampshades, photo frames on the walls, and piping on the pillars, ceiling and door frames make for a majestic theme.

A corner of the Garden Room has a Leandro Bassano painting of Noah's Ark on the wall, and a bust of the Queen Mother sat on a French writing desk.

3 Clarence House Garden Room

Camilla also photographed one of her books on a red baroque print sofa in the same room, with a matching cushion with black piping, and another striped design with gold fringed edges. Camilla appears to have shot it using a reading lamp for lighting to lend a warm feel to the otherwise dark aesthetic.

4 Clarence House Garden Room

The couple often host official visitors in the Morning Room, which has a traditional fireplace and seating area, with lots of china plates and ornaments on display in a cabinet.

5 Clarence House Morning Room

The lavishly decorated room still contains several of Prince Charles' grandmother, the Queen Mother's personal items, such as her collection of Royal Anchor Chelsea porcelain, paintings and portraits. 

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6 Clarence House Morning Room

The then-Duchess of Cornwall is seen here hosting Chris Evans in the Morning Room at Clarence House. As well as having historic artwork on display, the couple also have several personal photos on a table, including a wedding photo and old snap of Prince Charles with Prince Harry when he was younger.

7 Clarence House Morning Room

The Morning Room also has a portrait of the Queen Mother over the door, alongside a 17th-century clock and a duck egg blue and gold chair.

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8 Clarence House Morning Room

Camilla hosted Clare Balding at a reception in 2010 when she had a broken leg, with the pair sat side-by-side in a room with their wedding photo and a shot of a young Prince Harry on a gold table next to the window.

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9 Clarence House Morning Room

Another living room inside of the residence features mint green walls with cream wooden panelling and a white marble fireplace. There is a painting hanging in a gold frame above, a gold floor lamp with a pink shade, and salmon pink curtains with gold trims. There is also an alcove with a selection of smaller paintings in black frames mounted on the wall, and a marble sideboard.

10 Clarence House living room

Just like at his country home, Highgrove, the King grows his own organic fruit and vegetables in the garden at Clarence House, including red currant tomatoes, Queensland Blue squash, runner beans, peppers and kumquats.

11 Clarence House garden

The royals shared a look at their London residence when it had been decorated for Christmas, with the photo showing their huge Christmas tree taking pride of place at the bottom of the staircase in the hallway.

12 Clarence House hallway

This dining room was set up for guests at a Christmas lunch at Clarence House. The spacious and traditional room has yellow walls with gold accents, an ornate light fitting, and decorative vases standing in the corners.

13 Clarence House dining room

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