One Twitter user said: “Google Arts and Culture is a brilliant resource – provides access to so many artistic and cultural treasures from around the world for those who cannot travel.
“It’s great to know Clarence House is among them.”
Another agreed saying: “Great way to see inside for people that can’t visit and because of the pandemic too!”
People seemed to be impressed with the beautiful house too, noting its extravagance.
Someone noted: “The warm tones throughout the entire house really make Clarence House an exquisite home.
“I especially like the hanging chandeliers absolutely beautiful. A Truly beautiful home.”
On the Google Arts & Culture webpage, there is some history on Clarence House.
Once the virtual tour begins, you see the main entrance, which is a grand Entrance Hall adorned with art.
Garter Banners belong to Knights and Ladies of The Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry that can be presented.
Prince Charles adored his grandmother, who he was extremely close to growing up, explaining the sentimental touch in his London residence.
There is a ‘King of Hanover’ porcelain dinner set made of Worcester porcelain in Clarence House, and they are displayed in a cabinet in The Entrance Hall, on the ground floor of Clarence House.
The waiting room is known as the Lancaster Home which is intended for visitors to the house.
It has the eight watercolours of Windsor Castle, painted by John Piper during the early 1940s.
The Morning Room was originally designed as the breakfast room and, between 1949 and 1952, was used as The Duke of Edinburgh’s study.
A Clarence House spokesperson says: “The Morning Room has seen some very special moments, such as the Christening photographs for Prince George and Prince Louis.”
The elaborate ceiling shows Queen Elizabeth’s crown which looks incredible.
The Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh were the first people to put bookshelves in the library.
The Queen Mother used it as a smaller dining room, for dining with a more intimate number of guests.
A Clarence House spokesperson explains: “The Queen Mother started the tradition of hosting visiting Heads of State for tea, and the library as seen in this picture is set up in the way it would have been in her day.
“Their Royal Highnesses continue to uphold this tradition.”
According to a Clarence House spokesperson: “The Dining Room is often used when His Royal Highness hosts large meetings at Clarence House.
“But it has also witnessed some really memorable family occasions, such as the dinner hosted for Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, in honour of their Diamond wedding anniversary.”
The Garden Room offers beautiful views out onto the garden, and it features a grand piano and golden harp.
There is lots of information on the tour about every little feature within Clarence House and the sentimental reasons behind them.
For royal watchers who wish they could visit Clarence House, this virtual tour is certainly a great alternative.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK