A GLAMPING site fit for a king is set to be built on the royal Sandringham Estate.

His Majesty has approved the plan to install 15 safari tents, each with its own veranda and built-in timber barbecue.

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King Charles has approved the plan to make Sandringham a glamping paradiseCredit: Alamy
The 20,000 acre estate opened to the public for the first time in 1977

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The 20,000 acre estate opened to the public for the first time in 1977Credit: Alamy

They will be pitched in a woodland area on a 25-acre site at the heart of the Norfolk site, if council planning chiefs agree to the application.

Royal sources said the King has to give the nod to anything built on the 20,000 acre estate, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

One said: “The monarch will be aware of the plans and given them his seal of approval.

“They will be ultra-luxurious and nice enough for the royals themselves to stay in — so, literally, would be fit for a king.

“The pitches will be about as far away from the Caravan Club on the Inbetweeners as it’s possible to get.”

As well as the posh tents, 28 all-weather touring caravan pitches and 12 camping pitches will be added to the existing site, run by the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

It says they “will appeal to a wide range of visitors”.

The estate has been in royal hands since Albert Edward, Prince of Wales — later Edward VII — bought ­Sandringham House and surrounding land in 1862.

Queen Elizabeth opened its grounds to the public for the first time in 1977 as part of her Silver Jubilee.

Royals traditionally spend Christmas there, and King Charles headed to Sandringham to recuperate, alongside Queen Camilla, after his recent prostate operation.

Charles is recuperating at Sandringham following his recent operation

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Charles is recuperating at Sandringham following his recent operationCredit: Paul Edwards



from:www.thesun.co.uk

published 2024-02-05 04:00:00