A royal hoarder who has dedicated her life to collecting memorabilia from the monarchy said she was proud of her entire collection – even items linked to the shamed Prince Andrew.
Speaking to the TAUT, ardent royalist Margaret Tyler, 78, said she had been building her collection for 40 years after being inspired in her devotion to the Queen by her own parents.
A mother of four herself, Margaret even took the opportunity for her children to move house to turn her cluttered home into a bed and breakfast – however, the reviews weren’t very positive.
Of the three TripAdvisor reviews Margaret’s accommodations got on the site, two were listed as “terrible” for the same reasons.
One read: “We looked on the net and found the landlady was a big Royalist and her house and BB were full of memorabilia, we knew it would be weird!
“A lady opened it and we were greeted with a musty smell, as she opened the door fully to our horror we saw masses of clutter, piled up old papers, huge cardboard cutouts of the Royal family.”
Another said: “This place should be on hoarders!
“I can’t believe they can charge people to stay here. I wouldn’t let my dog sleep here! Heaps and piles of trash in every room. Magazines and newspapers from 1989! “
However, Margaret has confirmed to the TAUT that it is no longer operating as a bed and breakfast – and not for the reasons you might expect.
She explained: “I don’t really do that anymore. To be honest, the house is too full. There’s no room for anyone else.
“I like to keep the collection clean, dust it off and put it away, and buy more stuff.”
Margaret has now dedicated five rooms in her home to her favorite royals and has even found room for the exiled trio of Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan.
She continued: “I have good things about Harry and Meghan, I met them once after they got married.
“Harry said he liked my jacket. They are fantastic and everyone liked them. We don’t know why it deteriorated.”
And what about the disgraced Prince Andrew, who recently rocked the royal family with his sex scandal?
Despite protesting his innocence throughout, Andrew is said to have paid £12million to settle the civil trial in New York against his accuser Virginia Giuffre before it reached a jury.
But despite his sullied reputation, there seems to be a home where he is always welcome.
Margaret continued: “I have stuff on Prince Andrew too, I haven’t taken anything out of it. I’m not ashamed of it, I have porcelain plaques of him on display.”
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