Enjoy a morning full of Royal stories and a visit to Clarence House, the former home of the Queen Mother and now home of HRH Prince Charles. A visit to Clarence House isn’t awkward when you are in the safe hands of a Blue Badge Guide. And what’s more you won’t have to firm up your Clarence House numbers or pay until just two weeks before your trip.
Seven Queens have ruled in their own right. Or eight if you include Matilda. Or maybe six if you don’t and you strike Lady Jane Grey out too. And then there are the Queen Consorts and any number of Royal Mistresses!
Meet the Blue Badge Guide at 10.30am to buy coffee. During the morning coach tour we meet Bloody Mary & Good Queen Bess on Fleet Street, a Warrior Queen on Westminster Bridge and a She-Wolf haunting a ruined City church. At St Paul’s we hear the sad tale of Brandy Nan but we cheer ourselves up with saucy stories of a myriad of royal mistresses.
The beautiful rooms of Clarence House remain much as they were during the 50-year tenure of the Queen Mother with outstanding paintings by 20th century artists.
Following the Clarence House guided tour you’ll be ready to head home at 4.45pm.