King Charles III’s Highgrove Property is the final word retreat from royal duties – inside pictures


Bridie Wilkins

King Charles III and the Queen Consort are taking a day without work public duties on Thursday following their gruelling week after Queen Elizabeth II’s demise. 

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The royal couple left London by way of helicopter after their procession by the capital on Wednesday afternoon, and landed at Camilla’s personal dwelling, Ray Mill Home in Wiltshire.

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Nevertheless, somewhat than keep collectively, Charles reportedly drove away to his personal personal nation property, Highgrove Home, which he has owned since 1980.

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The King first lived there with Princess Diana and his two sons Prince William and Prince Harry. The nine-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion is famend for its lovely décor and beautiful gardens, take a tour…

In 1980, simply earlier than Charles moved into the property, a photograph of one of many dwelling rooms was launched. It revealed a floral couch with matching curtains, and several other separate armchairs. There was additionally a picket chest of drawers and coordinating aspect tables, in addition to a number of floral desk lamps with white shades.

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On the identical time, a photograph of the eating room revealed a big desk with area for six visitors, and extra floral curtains. There have been additionally two mounted candelabras and two framed pictures on the partitions.

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Two years later in 1982 as soon as Prince Charles had moved in, a colored photograph revealed extra element of one of many dwelling rooms. Charles sat on a cream couch with inexperienced and blue patterned cushions, and there was a darkish chestnut wooden aspect desk with framed pictures and ornaments on it. There was additionally a desk lamp with a white shade, and a home plant in a white pot. The room has cream partitions and enormous sash home windows.

A sequence of household pictures have been launched in 1986. This one confirmed Princess Diana taking part in with Harry and William within the backyard on a youngsters’s climbing body and slide.

Princess Diana and Harry have been photographed within the gardens with a Shetland pony. The world was framed with picket fencing.

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The household additionally had their very own swimming pool.

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In one other space of the backyard, there was a white picket pagoda with an identical bench.

The household posed within the wild flower meadow surrounding the home.

An exterior shot of the property revealed that it was lined in climbing crops, whereas the entrance door was cream with a glass panel on the high.

In 2005, Prince Charles and Camilla welcomed Ty Hafan Youngsters’s Hospice into their dwelling. This photograph was taken within the Orchard Room in Highgrove Home, that includes pink and cream patterned carpet, concrete partitions and plinths, and an alcove-shaped ceiling. There was additionally a big chandelier hanging above the Christmas tree.

The couple hosted one other reception for youngsters with life-limiting sicknesses in 2007, and this photograph revealed that the couple have framed pictures of a number of royal residences on the partitions.

The 18th century residence is surrounded by 900 acres of natural land, together with a farm which Prince Charles put in when he first renovated the home.

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