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  • Day108

    Bedrooms at Waddesdon Manor

    August 17, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    When Queen Victoria came for lunch in 1890, she used the State Bedroom to rest, but didn't stay overnight.

    The Fountain Bedroom and bathroom were used by Ferdinand's single sister known as Miss Alice, who helped him host the dinners. She was instrumental in keeping the furnishings and collections safe. For example, she believed in keeping the rooms dark, covering the furniture when not in use, and keeping smoking to the Smoking Room. Some of the rooms are so dark it is hard to take pictures of them, and the ones we did take had to be lightened.

    Ferdinand willed the house to Alice, she willed it to a nephew, and he gave it to the National Trust. It is so wonderful that the family was able to keep it all together for us to see!
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