Prince Charles officially opens restored Mackintosh at the Willow

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The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visited Mackintosh at the Willow this morning to mark their official opening and to look around the newly created exhibition within the Visitor Centre as well as the fully restored Mackintosh Tea Rooms.

The Royal couple met with Celia Sinclair, Chair and Founder of the Willow Tea Rooms Trust and the visionary behind the whole restoration project.

They were able to tour the new Exhibition area and visit each of the areas in the restored Mackintosh Tea Rooms as well as meet with some of the expert crafts men and women involved in the restoration.

Prince Charles put in place the final wood carving on the centrepiece baldacchino in the Front Saloon on the ground floor of the Tea Rooms, to mark the completion of the work. He was welcomed to Glasgow by Lord Provost Eva Bolander.

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The Exhibition opens to the public from Saturday 8th September and will be open daily, along with the Tea Rooms. For more information visit here.

Pictures: Mackintosh at the Willow

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