Prince Charles to Open Dumfries House to Couples for Valentine's Day

Prince Charles' Dumfries House
Prince Charles' Dumfries House

Prince Charles
Prince Charles

We never really pegged Prince Charles as a romantic, but it seems the stiff royal has a soft spot for the world's official day of love. This Valentine's Day, the Prince of Wales is hiring out the Dumfries House in East Ayrshire, Scotland (pictured above) -- a house that the Prince gallantly "saved for the nation," just before it was due to be sold for 25 million pounds (about $50 million) in 2007. (The Prince helped to put funds together to purchase the home and its collection of Chippendale furniture for 45 million pounds.) A special Valentine's Day dinner will be prepared for 40 lucky guests in the great steward's dining room.

According to British tabloid The Telegraph, guests will be given a "light-hearted tour (with a hint of romance!) of the house," then be led into the dining room, which will be "lavishly dressed for the most romantic evening of the year." A spokesperson for the property confirmed that it's encouraging couples to "share the love" by offering a complimentary bottle of prosecco when two or more couples book a table together.

Interested in having dinner at the 18th century Palladian Dumfries House this Valentine's Day? You can find more information, and reserve your table, on the official Dumfries House website.

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