HIGHGROVE House was built in the 18th century and was owned by many prominent people throughout history.
Here’s everything you need to know about King Charles III’s countryside estate.
Where is Highgrove House?
It’s close to the walking trails of Westonbirt Arboretum and the Arts & Crafts country house, Rodmarton Manor.
Highgrove House is set within 347 acres of landCredit: PA
When did King Charles purchase Highgrove?
The Georgian home dates back to the 1780s and was bought by the then-Prince Charles from Maurice Macmillan, a former politician in 1980.
The home provided quick routes to London, Wales and many of the other properties under his watch at the time.
Each of the gardens reflect the interests of King Charles, who has long held a deep commitment to environmental efforts and a sustainable lifestyle.
The King has even planted rare trees and heritage seeds to ensure these varieties continue flourishing for future generations.
It’s been reported that King Charles III will have a quiet day of reflection at Highgrove after days of public tributes to his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
But under royal protocol, Highgrove technically belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, an estate owned by the Duke of Cornwall.
According to The Daily Mail, in order for King Charles to stay at Highgrive, he would have to pay Prince William around £700,000 a year in rent.
Is Highgrove open to the public?
Highgrove is located within 347 acres of sprawling countryside with the Royal Gardens often open for tours, including group garden tours and champagne and tea tours – there is even a shop that sells artisan products like ports and chutneys.
All profits from the produce on sale, garden tours and events are donated to the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Fund, which supports mental and physical health activities, the arts and the environment.
Highgrove House itself is closed to the public as it is the private home of King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla.
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