One Of King Charles' Mansions Has This Unusual Feature

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A look at King Charles III's UK homes is quite something. People reported the new king now owns eight estates across the UK, including Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Highgrove House, and Balmoral Castle. King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, use Clarence House as their main home in London, while Highgrove House serves as the "family home," according to People. According to The U.S. Sun, the Charles bought Highgrove in 1980 after the mansion was almost entirely destroyed in a fire six years earlier. The Sun also reported Charles paid an estimated £800,000 to £1 million for the estate, which is now thought to be worth more than £3.2 million or $3.6 million. 

Highgrove House served as the home base for Prince William and Prince Harry after their mother died. Some of Prince Harry's true feelings toward Camilla Parker Bowles are related to Highgrove House. In royal expert Tina Brown's book "The Palace Papers" (via The Mirror), it mentions that Harry allegedly resents his stepmother, Camilla, after she renovated his old bedroom and turned it into a dressing room for herself. Understandably, that might cause hurt feelings, but Highgrove House has one unusual feature that will blow your mind.

King Charles' Highgrove House has a panic room

King Charles' Highgrove House is a safe place for the new king. According to The U.S. Sun, author Brian Hoey's revealed Highgrove has a "steel-lined panic room." In his book, "Not in Front of the Corgis," Hoey wrote, "Inside [the room] are medical supplies including containers of Charles and Camilla's blood group, long-lasting food and drinks, an armory, radio transmitters equipped to obtain a signal even within its steel walls, air purifiers, and chemical lavatories." Cornwall Live reported Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort could "survive for weeks" in the secret panic room.

In addition to having a panic room, Highgrove was also a party palace for Prince William and Prince Harry as teens. According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, the Highgrove was called "Club H" by William and Harry when they were teenagers. In an excerpt from Nicholl's book, "The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown," she wrote that Highgrove became party central because Charles was busy with work and his girlfriend, Camilla Parker Bowles. 

In a Good To Know excerpt from the book, Queen Elizabeth's cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, told Nicholl, "At Highgrove on weekends, the boys could be at a loose end because Charles wasn't always around." According to Nicholls, the truth about William and Harry's relationship is that troubles between the brothers started back in the Club H days because Harry got in trouble for their parties and William didn't.