In August, Their Royal Highnesses open up the doors of Clarence House to the public for the summer opening of their official London home.
Visitors are taken on a one hour guided tour of the five ground-floor rooms: The Lancaster Room, The Morning Room, The Library, The Dining Room and The Garden Room. The Prince and The Duchess receive official guests from the UK and overseas on behalf of the nation, and bring together people from all walks of life through official seminars, lunches, receptions and dinners. Several thousand official guests are received at the House annually.
Clarence House was once the London home of Her Majesty The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh following their marriage in 1947 and of The Prince of Wales between the ages of one and three.
The arrangement of the rooms and the grouping of their contents remain much as they were in the time of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, with much of Her Majesty's collection of works of art and furniture in their former positions. Clarence House displays much of Queen Elizabeth's famous art collection, including outstanding 20th-century paintings such as important works by John Piper, Graham Sutherland, WS Sickert and Augustus John. Superb examples of English porcelain and silver, particularly pieces relating to the Bowes-Lyon family, are also on display.
For further information or to book tickets, visit the Royal Collection website: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/clarencehouse/what-to-see-and-do/guided-tour