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Charles and Camilla’s private life laid bare in photo

Why this photo gives a fascinating insight into Charles and Camilla's private world
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New pictures of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ Clarence House home has shed interesting insight into the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s private life. 

The royal residence is filled with antiques and curiosities from around the world, and was host to the Dutch Royals this week. 

Royal enthusiasts jumped on the images, depicting the couple’s Morning Room.

The room is reportedly Camilla’s favourite. 

As King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands dropped into the home for tea as part of their state visit to the UK, many took the opportunity to scale in on the particulars on the walls and tables. 

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In the central place is a portrait of a young Prince Harry, that sits alongside an artwork depicting the Queen Mother, as well as George VI, the Queen and Princess Margaret.

Just visible next to the mantelpiece is a teal-covered bergère armchair, part of an upholstered suite of giltwood seat furniture by Thomas Chippendale which dates from about 1773.

Two cabinets either side of the fireplace house a vast collection of Chelsea botanical porcelain including a mantelpiece clock that once belonged to Queen Charlotte. 

Clarence House is attached to St. James’s Palace and shares the palace’s garden. For nearly 50 years, from 1953 to 2002, it was home to the Queen Mother, and is still largely decorated to her taste with a few modern touches.

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The home was originally where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh brought up Prince Charles until the age of three.

It served as the official residence for Prince William from 2003 until his 2011 marriage and for Prince Harry from 2003 until 2012, and is now the much-loved London home of Charles and Camilla.

Clarence House displays much of the Queen Mother’s famous art collection, including 20th-century paintings by John Piper, Graham Sutherland, WS Sickert and Augustus John.

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