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Old 07-29-2021, 08:32 AM
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Queen Sofia in her office at Zarzuela which has lots of personal pieces dotted around the office and has a personal feeling to it.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nuo5UE6RK...en-sofia-1.jpg


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Old 07-29-2021, 10:30 AM
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Well, the purpose of this thread was to peek into areas where the royals actually live, and have decorated, furnished and influenced themselves.
For whatever reason Benedikte decided to watch TV in this room of all places.
- Your attic, storage room or larder also says something about you.
Yes, it really does. I've always admired Princess Benedikte. Watching her daughter's dressage team compete in the Olympics is of foremost importance.
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Old 08-09-2021, 03:33 AM
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Let us have a look at Charles and Camilla's home: https://billedbladet-prod.imgix.net/...=imgixjs-3.4.0

Decorated in what I will call in line with their generation.
It's in good taste. Whoever decorated this room knew what he/she was doing. The style is consistent.
Too cluttered for my taste and also a couple of decades or so away from my style.
I've never liked lamps and stuff all over the place, being in the way, but again very typical of that generation.

Interesting is the comfy chair and the mirror. - Perhaps to spot the Spanish Inquisition creeping up on him? (Hint: Monty Python.)

It leaves the impression of being a nice den. A little well furnished cave.

- Apart from that Charles dress well, he could easily survive the male fashion thread in that attire.
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Old 08-09-2021, 03:46 AM
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Queen Sofia's fish on the table in the background gotta die!
No doubt a funny thing when she got it, but it time to end its existence. Long overdue in fact.
Apart from that it's a typical, practical conference room. Light with discreet (except that fish) decoration.

During Corona we have seen so many improvised setups by the royals for video conferences. I'm surprised they haven't set up something more practical and permanent in their offices. - And certainly much more comfortable. We have seen them perched on dining room chairs at dining room or coffee tables.
Had it been their employees the Workplace Health and Safety Boards would have issued a directive to get a proper chair and desk ASAP.
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Old 08-09-2021, 05:11 AM
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Let us have a look at Charles and Camilla's home: https://billedbladet-prod.imgix.net/...=imgixjs-3.4.0

Decorated in what I will call in line with their generation.
It's in good taste. Whoever decorated this room knew what he/she was doing. The style is consistent.
Too cluttered for my taste and also a couple of decades or so away from my style.
I've never liked lamps and stuff all over the place, being in the way, but again very typical of that generation.

Interesting is the comfy chair and the mirror. - Perhaps to spot the Spanish Inquisition creeping up on him? (Hint: Monty Python.)

It leaves the impression of being a nice den. A little well furnished cave.

- Apart from that Charles dress well, he could easily survive the male fashion thread in that attire.
If I am not mistaken, that picture is from the morning room at Clarence House. I understand the room (and most of Clarence House) is decorated very much in the style the Queen Mother, and not too different from what she had.

Lovely as it is, personally, I would declutter the room a bit. More specifically, I would clear the table, leaving the lamp and the telephone, but little else on it.
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Old 08-09-2021, 06:00 AM
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I think the problem is that Royals end up with so many gifts of knickknacks they possibly feel they have to display it, especially the one off pieces and rare expensive pieces. I swear Royal houses must have a warehouse somewhere where they store outdated furniture and all those gifts they have no other room for.
Which is possibly why they end up with cluttered looks in certain rooms.
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Old 08-09-2021, 06:54 AM
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I don't mind the decoration of Clarence House and perhaps the eclectic pieces remind the Prince of his grandmother and could be highly personal pieces too.
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Old 08-09-2021, 06:55 AM
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I think the problem is that Royals end up with so many gifts of knickknacks they possibly feel they have to display it, especially the one off pieces and rare expensive pieces. I swear Royal houses must have a warehouse somewhere where they store outdated furniture and all those gifts they have no other room for.
Which is possibly why they end up with cluttered looks in certain rooms.
I think the problem is two-fold. There is the issue of gifts they receive, I suspect most of them do end up in a warehouse somewhere. The other issue is that they tend to have centuries worth of home decoration items that have been handed down the generations in a way "normal" people do not. I suspect this is what often leads to over-crowded palaces.
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Old 08-09-2021, 08:21 AM
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I think the problem is that Royals end up with so many gifts of knickknacks they possibly feel they have to display it, especially the one off pieces and rare expensive pieces. I swear Royal houses must have a warehouse somewhere where they store outdated furniture and all those gifts they have no other room for.
Which is possibly why they end up with cluttered looks in certain rooms.
They do.

In DK Sorgenfri Manor, where the Rosenborgs lived and grew up, is now used for storage of furnitures.
I guess other families have entire wings or floors or manors for storage.

Quite a problem, eh? What do you do when you have eight spare dining room sets, and they are all beautiful and well made?
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Old 08-09-2021, 08:32 AM
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Queen Sofia's fish on the table in the background gotta die!
No doubt a funny thing when she got it, but it time to end its existence. Long overdue in fact.
Apart from that it's a typical, practical conference room. Light with discreet (except that fish) decoration.

During Corona we have seen so many improvised setups by the royals for video conferences. I'm surprised they haven't set up something more practical and permanent in their offices. - And certainly much more comfortable. We have seen them perched on dining room chairs at dining room or coffee tables.
Had it been their employees the Workplace Health and Safety Boards would have issued a directive to get a proper chair and desk ASAP.
Up until the pandemic I don't recall ever seeing inside Queen Sofia's office before or the Fish ornament.
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Let us have a look at Charles and Camilla's home: https://billedbladet-prod.imgix.net/...=imgixjs-3.4.0

Decorated in what I will call in line with their generation.
It's in good taste. Whoever decorated this room knew what he/she was doing. The style is consistent.
Too cluttered for my taste and also a couple of decades or so away from my style.
I've never liked lamps and stuff all over the place, being in the way, but again very typical of that generation.

Interesting is the comfy chair and the mirror. - Perhaps to spot the Spanish Inquisition creeping up on him? (Hint: Monty Python.)

It leaves the impression of being a nice den. A little well furnished cave.

- Apart from that Charles dress well, he could easily survive the male fashion thread in that attire.

I've gone and identified may of the books seen in Camilla's office here.
https://royalhomestyle.com/product-tag/camilla/

Books seen in Charles office here.
https://royalhomestyle.com/product-tag/charles/
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Old 08-09-2021, 12:58 PM
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I've gone and identified may of the books seen in Camilla's office here.
https://royalhomestyle.com/product-tag/camilla/

Books seen in Charles office here.
https://royalhomestyle.com/product-tag/charles/
What a brilliant thing to do!

Presumably books in private areas of the royal palaces are books they actually read, or someone think they'd like to read and give them as presents, so that will tell us a lot about the persons as well.
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I'm intrigued by the windowed structure in the corner of Prince Albert's office.

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Is that for hanging coats, or is there a secret exit in there? Maybe it's his own personal TARDIS!
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Old 09-08-2021, 03:03 PM
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I'm intrigued by the windowed structure in the corner of Prince Albert's office.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1N-AvbL73...r-1024x683.jpg


Is that for hanging coats, or is there a secret exit in there? Maybe it's his own personal TARDIS!
Prince Albert as a Time Lord? Yes, that could work.

Perhaps a narrow stairwell down or to a tower? Or what used to be a privy?

What a brilliant comparison, Blog Real. There is plenty to study.
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Prince Albert's office in bigger format:
https://www.spearswms.com/wp-content...s-Princier.jpg


Perhaps the mentioned structure is easier to name?
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Old 09-08-2021, 04:20 PM
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Prince Albert's office in bigger format:
https://www.spearswms.com/wp-content...s-Princier.jpg



Perhaps the mentioned structure is easier to name?
Maybe it is a secret entrance/exit or a display cabinet of some description?
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Old 09-08-2021, 05:08 PM
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I think I figured it out. I was looking at the exterior of the palace, and the way the windows line up and so forth, and I think that little windowed structure conceals a staircase that leads up to the clock and the porch above it. Muhler, you were right!
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It seems a stairway (or even a lift for the convenience) indeed. But... what a gloomy bureau... It misses a touch like a colourful work of art or floral arrangements.
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Same office under Rainier III's reign:
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