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Clarence House, London
Clarence House shares a garden with St. James's Palace, 1874.
A public view of the Royal residence.

Clarence House is a royal residence in London, situated on The Mall, in the City of Westminster. It 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 Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It has since been the official residence of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Clarence House also served as the official residence for Prince William, Duke of Cambridge from 2003 until his 2011 marriage and for Prince Harry from 2003 until 2012.[1] It is open to visitors for approximately two months each summer, and is one of many royal buildings in London.

The house was built between 1825 and 1827 to a design by John Nash. It was commissioned by the Duke of Clarence, who became King William IV of the United Kingdom in 1830. He lived there in preference to the nearby St. James's Palace, which he found too cramped. It passed to his sister Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom and, following her death in 1840, to Queen Victoria's mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. In 1866, it became the home of Queen Victoria's second son and fourth child Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duke of Edinburgh until his death in 1900. His younger brother Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Queen Victoria's third son, used the house from 1900 until his death in 1942, during which time the house suffered damage inflicted by enemy bombing. It was used by the Red Cross and the St. John Ambulance Brigade as their headquarters during the rest of World War II, before being given to Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Anne, Princess Royal was born there in 1950. After the death of King George VI, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon moved there in 1953, though the latter eventually moved to an apartment in Kensington Palace.

The house has four storeys, not including attics or basements, and is faced in pale stucco. It has undergone extensive remodelling and reconstruction over the years, most notably after the Second World War, such that relatively little remains of Nash's original structure. The Prince of Wales moved here in 2003 after the house underwent massive refurbishment following the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The house has been completely rewired, most of the major rooms were redecorated by the interior designer Robert Kime, and the building was given an external face-lift.

Since 2003, the term "Clarence House" has often been used as a metonym for the Prince of Wales's private office, the term "St. James's Palace" had been previously used.

With a reception at Clarence House Prince Charles welcomed representatives of all 14 nations for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup as well as tournament organisers.[2]

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Coordinates: 51°30′14″N 0°08′19″W / 51.5040°N 0.1385°W / 51.5040; -0.1385


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NW Evening Mail
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

The money was raised at an annual celebrity chef event held in Dalton, hosted and sponsored by Clarence House Country Hotel and Restaurant. Mr Worthington said: “It's a national disgrace that we have to have foodbanks. “I looked at the latest figures ...

NW Evening Mail

NW Evening Mail
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:27:29 -0700

Having used frozen food to keep their water cool before removing it in time for the challenge, they will be donating to the Barrow Food Bank. The gauntlet has now been thrown down to the teams at the North-West Evening Mail, PKA and Clarence House in ...

Food World News

Food World News
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

According to the Telegraph, the cake was given to Moyra Smith who was a member of the late Queen Elizabeth House, the Queen Mother's household at Clarence House. Smith managed to preserve the topping in an icing film and she kept it inside a metal tin ...
 
Outlook
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:54:47 -0700

Atul Kochhar, a Michelin-starred restaurateur who owns a number of popular Indian eateries here, has said he has been cooking Indian food for the heir to Britain's throne at his residence in Clarence House. "I have cooked Indian food for him many times ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:48:45 -0700

He joined the Scots Guards and was soon on Royal duties as a guard at Clarence House, the Tower of London and major national events like Trooping the Colour and Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. For Mr Mondon, it was a dream job which gave ...
 
Ely News
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:39:58 -0700

Residents were able to meet some of Ely's firefighters and raise any local issues they had with them. The crews held a special drop-in event at Clarence House Day Nursery, in High Barns, on Tuesday. Families were able to meet crew members, get advice ...
 
NW Evening Mail
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:45:00 -0700

The money was raised at an annual celebrity chef event held in Dalton, hosted and sponsored by Clarence House Country Hotel and Restaurant. This month the donation will go to Barrow and District Society for the Blind on behalf of Klayton Wilson ...
 
Zee News
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:33:07 -0700

Atul Kochhar, a Michelin-starred restaurateur who owns a number of popular Indian eateries here, has said he has been cooking Indian food for the heir to Britain's throne at his residence in Clarence House. "I have cooked Indian food for him many times ...
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