For nearly two centuries, Clarence House has been home to senior members of the British royal family. Nowadays, the house is known as the London home of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, but the residence has a fascinating history of its own, and has undergone many a reinvention over the years.
Here, what you should know about Clarence House.
It was built between 1825 and 1827.
The residence was designed by John Nash next to St. James’s Palace as a home for King George III’s son—then Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence, soon to be King William IV—in the 19th century. The three-story stuccoed mansion was luxurious, to be sure, but far less resplendent than Nash’s work on Buckingham Palace.
Clarence House has been home to several royals and their families.
King William IV