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Prince Charles visit to mark re-opening of Kenwood House

PUBLISHED: 11:27 25 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 November 2013

Prince Charles. Picture: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Prince Charles. Picture: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images.

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Kenwood House will re-open to the public this week after a £5.9million upgrade and will receive a royal seal of approval with an official visit from Prince Charles.

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The Prince of Wales will be guest of honour for a special dinner at the historic house on December 4, less than a week after the house’s grand re-opening on Thursday.

Since April last year, the house on Hampstead Heath, which dates back to the 17th century, has been closed as restoration was carried out by English Heritage with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The dinner and Prince Charles’s visit will celebrate the repair, restoration and revival, as well as marking the centenary of the landmark Ancient Monuments Act of 1913, with created the National Heritage Collection.

Charlotte Kemp, English Heritage’s manager at Kenwood House, said: “We are delighted and honoured that The Prince of Wales will visit.

“The team is working hard putting the finishing touches to the house and we’re looking forward to opening the doors to the public and the Prince.”


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