Clarence House

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Clarence House is a royal residence on The Mall in the City of Westminster, London. It was built in 1825–1827, adjacent to St James's Palace, for the royal Duke of Clarence, the future king William IV.

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Clarence House
April 2006 image
Clarence House is located in City of Westminster
Clarence House
General information
TypeBritish royal residence
Architectural styleRegency
AddressThe Mall
Town or cityLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′14″N 0°08′19″W
Elevation16 m (52 ft)
Named forWilliam, Duke of Clarence
Construction started1825
OwnerThe Crown
Technical details
Floor count4
Design and construction
Architect(s)John Nash
Viewed from The Mall in 2008

The four-storey house is faced in pale stucco. Over the years, it has undergone much extensive remodelling and reconstruction, most notably after being heavily damaged in the Second World War by enemy bombing during The Blitz where little remains of the original structure as designed by John Nash. It is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England.[1] The house is open to visitors for approximately one month each summer, usually in August.

Clarence House currently serves as the London residence of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.[2] It has been Charles's residence since 2003. From 1953 until 2002 it was home to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother,[3] and before her, it was the official home of her daughter, Princess Elizabeth, the future queen Elizabeth II.