Will the memories of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles soon be nothing more than a pile of rubble? This is what worries the Duchess of Cornwall. According to the Telegraph, the latter would have expressed her concern to the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, whose company would have the ambition to destroy four buildings in the district of Belgravia, in the south-west of London. The project, already validated by Westminster City Council, would aim to replace the old buildings with a residence for the elderly as well as several social housing units.
But the Duchess of Cornwall takes a dim view of this demolition. And for good reason, she spent part of her youth in one of the buildings concerned by the project. In 1972, the young Camilla Shand had even received the Prince of Wales in the property, before marrying Andrew Parker-Bowles. According to the Telegraph, Prince Charles spent a few hours with Camilla, then 25, after a night out at Annabel’s, a private club in upscale Mayfair.
The memories of Charles and Camilla destroyed?
And Camilla Parker Bowles is not the only one to oppose the Duke of Westminster’s plan. In Belgravia itself, many residents say they are directly opposed to the construction of new buildings. Some buildings should indeed reach a height of 48 meters, which would risk depriving them of 70% of natural light. They also fear that the modernity of the buildings will clash with the style of the district, which is essentially made up of dwellings built during the 19th century. For his part, Hugh Grosvenor assured that the brightness of neighboring buildings would remain unchanged. He also promised a nice ecological construction, hoping to calm the concerns of the Belgravia Company.
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