Camilla reveals incredible £15million heirloom at her amazing home

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Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005 and since they exchanged vows the pair have called Clarance House in London their home.

Before that it was home to the Queen Mother who lived there for 50 years. And before The Queen Mother, The Queen, when she was Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, called it home between 1949 and 1952.

A home with so much incredible history and a long line of royalty calling it home means that it has been the residence of many an amazing memento. Prince Charles famously kept many of the rooms at Clarence House just as they were when his grandmother lived there.

That includes keeping a historic Monet painting hanging on the wall in the Morning Room that the late Queen Mother bought in 1949.

Camilla showcased the painting, called Study of Rocks: La Creuse: “Le Bloc”, during her recent interview and photoshoot with Vogue magazine, explaining: “That Monet was bought for £2,000.”

Camilla, who is due to turn 75 in July has shared her struggles with constant public scrutiny during the latest issue of Vogue
Camilla and Prince Charles call Clarence House in London their home
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As Camilla revealed, the Queen Mother spent £2,000 (equivalent to around £75,000) on the Monet painting in 2002, and by the time of her death in 2002 it had been valued at an estimated £15million, so it’s likely to be worth even more two decades on.

However, despite being surrounded by riches aplenty, Camilla, 74, recently opened up to Vogue about the scrutiny she’s faced over the years.

Ahead of her 75th birthday, the senior royal appears in the July edition of the long running fashion magazine, where she shares an inside glimpse into her rarely seen life as a working member of the Royal Family.

Clarence House is home to a very special Monet painting
Clarence House is home to a very special Monet painting
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Camilla, who is due to turn 75 in July has shared her struggles with constant public scrutiny during the latest issue of Vogue
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During the interview, Camilla opened up about the intense negativity from the public she has faced when her relationship with Prince Charles was revealed back in the 90s.

Admitting herself that it’s “not easy” to shoulder the ridicule and criticism in the public eye, it has thankfully lessened in the two decades since then, with Camilla’s popularity growing year on year as she has continued to pursue charitable work, such as with victims of domestic violence, and even during her regular engagements as a working royal.

Charles and Camilla have been at the centre of public scrutiny for well over twenty years
Charles and Camilla have been at the centre of public scrutiny for well over twenty years
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She told Vogue: “I was scrutinised for such a long time that you just have to find a way to live with it. Nobody likes to be looked at all the time and, you know, criticised.”

Rather than dwell on the criticisms and let it define her, Camilla revealed she had chosen to get on with her life instead, and to focus on being the best wife, mother and grandmother she can be.

She added: “I think in the end, I sort of rise above it and get on with it. You’ve got to get on with life.”

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