The Princess of Wales Bedroom

The Princess of Wales Bedroom was named in honour of a visit to Althorp from the future King Edward VII and his wife, Princess Alexandra in 1863.

Frederick, Fourth Earl Spencer, had this as his bedroom. He died here suddenly in 1857, just after his son had been elected to the House of Commons.

In the Spring of 2003 this room was lavishly re-hung with paintings, but the decoration and furniture in the room have changed very little since 1911. The mirror was formerly in the Ante Room of Spencer House, London. The doors also came from Spencer House. The bed was made in 1923 using an oak canopy made for the Prince of Wales in 1863 and velvet from 1911.

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