Magic Royal Libraries and Reading Rooms: Queen, Duchess Camilla, more

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Rachel avery


From decadent dining rooms to expansive ballrooms, grandeur is the watchword of royal residences, and their reading spaces are equally spectacular. In the official libraries of the Queen through the beautiful reading room of the Duchess Camilla, discover where the members of the royal family go to get lost in a book …

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The Queen’s Library at Balmoral Castle

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The Queen has an impressive library at Balmoral

In a World Book Day article shared by Buckingham Palace, the library at Balmoral Castle was revealed, and in this 1976 photograph the Queen was accompanied by her late husband, Prince philippe.

The bedroom has wooden shelves, an ornate desk and a sofa with trendy patterns.

The Queen’s Library at Windsor Castle

Her Majesty has 50,000 books in the incredible Royal Library

In another World Book Day post, The Royal Collection Trust shared a return photo of Her Majesty inside windsor castleThe incredible Royal Library.

The photograph was taken in 1982, and the Queen is standing smiling at the camera with a well-stocked bookcase behind her. Through the door, the selection of reading material continues, spanning the walls of the vast hall.

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There’s also a reading table and ornate chair, making it the perfect spot for the royals to enjoy a chapter or two.

The message revealed: “The Royal Library is a treasure house of over 50,000 books and manuscripts collected by British monarchs over the centuries.”

The Duchess Camille’s reading room

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WATCH: Duchess Camilla reveals why she has such a passion for reading

The wife of the Duke of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cornwall started The Reading Room, which is an online community sharing their love for books, but she also has a physical reading room in her London home of Clarence House, which she has shown in numerous virtual appearances.

The Garden Room is the favorite spot for Duchess Camilla’s videos, which suggests that she likes to use this space for reading. The Duchess chose to film the launch clip there, and it looked incredibly cozy as she sat in front of a wood-burning fireplace. There is also a pink baroque cushioned coffee table in the background.

Prince Charles’s office

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The Duke of Cornwall also likes to read

prince charlesThe home office at his Scottish residence in Birkhall could very easily be compared to a library with the large number of books the Duke has on display. As he shared a video message in collaboration with his charity, The Prince’s Trust, discussing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on young people, he inadvertently revealed his vast collection of books.

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Although we haven’t seen the reading spaces of Kate Middleton or Meghan markle, we know they both like to read. Kate and Meghan recently launched Duchess of Cambridge books Hold on book of photographs and the Duchess of Sussex’s children’s book, The bench.

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