King Charles III has given the nod to plans for luxury glamping tents at Sandringham.

Fifteen safari tents with built-in barbecues are included in plans to extend a campsite on the monarch's Norfolk estate near King's Lynn.

Proposals drawn up by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, which runs the 25-acre wooded site off the B1439 near Babingley, also include 28 new all-weather caravan pitches and 12 new camping pitches, along with two new toilet blocks.

Royal sources said the King would be consulted and would have to approve any alterations on his 20,000-acre estate, which he inherited after the death of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022

Eastern Daily Press: Caravan and Motorhome Club's campsite at SandringhamCaravan and Motorhome Club's campsite at Sandringham (Image: Google)

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In a planning statement, the club says: "The Sandringham Estate Club Campsite is one of the most popular on the network and is often fully booked.

"The proposal is to extend the touring and camping facility to the south west of the existing site as the land lends itself naturally due to its topography and by being easily accessible from the existing road network.

"This area will be home to a mixture of all weather, serviced, premium and universally accessible pitches which will appeal to a wide range of visitors."

Eastern Daily Press: The King will have approved plans drawn up by the Caravan and Motorhome Club to improve its campsite at SandringhamThe King will have approved plans drawn up by the Caravan and Motorhome Club to improve its campsite at Sandringham (Image: PA)

A small shop is included in the proposals, along with a dog and bike wash.

The club, which has 350,000 members, is upgrading its 200 sites to meet modern standards.

Sandringham receives rave reviews from visitors, who love its setting and the woodland walks, as well as nearby attractions and beaches.

But campers complain of poor Wifi and mobile phone signal on the site, where caravans and motorhomes can pitch up all-year-round for £21.90 a night for members and £36.90 for non members.

A decision is expected from West Norfolk council later this year.