British ‘homestyle consultant’ Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has boasted about his royal connections.
The 53-year-old House Rules star spoke to The Daily Telegraph and joked that his neighbours, Prince Charles and Camilla, ‘are forever popping over wanting to borrow more gin.’
The quirky personality added that he’s previously designed floors at Buckingham Palace, and joked that while Prince Philip isn’t much a fan of him, that the Queen ‘fancies me furiously.’
‘They’re forever popping over wanting to borrow more gin!’ Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (pictured) jokes about his neighbours Prince Charles and Camilla…and claims the Queen ‘fancies him furiously’
He claimed the Queen was a fan of his show, Changing Rooms.
About Prince Philip, he said: ‘I did some flooring [at Buckingham Palace], years and years ago, before I was famous and Prince Philip hated it,’ Laurence said.
He said that Prince Philip told him he disliked the floors at a design consultation.
Neighbours: Laurence jokingly said that Prince Charles and Camilla, ‘are forever popping over wanting to borrow more gin’
Mixed opinions: Laurence said that Prince Philip was not a fan of his work at Buckingham Palace, but the Queen is a fan of him
‘So I just say, “you probably don’t know this, but years ago, I designed these floors.” And he looked down and went “hmm, never liked them.” That sort of killed the conversation, really.’
Laurence added that he bumps into Prince Harry on the regular, and his daughters went to the same school – Marlborough – as Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Laurence meanwhile, also owns a £1.6million manor house in Gloucestershire, a barn conversion he bought from Prince Charles and a holiday home in Cornwall.
Connections: Laurence meanwhile, also owns a £1.6million manor house in Gloucestershire, a barn conversion he bought from Prince Charles and a holiday home in Cornwall
Laurence is set to return to Australian TV screens next month, appearing on Channel Seven’s makeover show, House Rules.
Earlier this month, the network unveiled a new format for the show, with it teasing a ‘mystery house’ and an auction.
Traditionally, House Rules contestants have renovated each other’s homes, with each couple taking on different sections of the house.
Laurence returns to the show, after hinting last year he may not come back.
Laurence is known for his charismatic-style and tell-it-like-it-is attitude towards the renovation’s reality star couples.
Coming up next: Laurence is set to return to Australian TV screens next month, appearing on Channel Seven’s makeover show, House Rules