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Patricia Altschul Just Revealed an Incredible New Detail About Her Charleston Home

"I hate to drop names, but..." the Southern Charm matriarch said before sharing a surprising fun fact about her house. 

By Abby Feiner

Patricia Altschul's house is filled with jaw-dropping historical pieces. Just a few examples include the paintings on the walls of her double drawing room, which she explains in the video above "have been exhibited in The Louvre, The Met, [and] the Jeu de Paume," and the "pair of silhouettes" in her bedroom that "belonged to Andy Warhol." On Season 9 Episode 10 of Southern Charm, Patricia revealed that even her freezer holds incredible artifacts. 

Patricia Altschul's connection to the British royal family 

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During the episode, which aired on November 16, Patricia handed a tin to Shep Rose, who was there for a visit. "Prince Charles and Camilla sent me a piece of their wedding cake, and it's been in the freezer since 2005," she shared. When Shep jokingly suggested, "Let's have it," Patricia shut him down. However, she was inspired to host an event inspired by the British royal family. 

"You know I do the guys' dinner every year," she told Shep and Whitney Sudler-Smith. "So I'm thinking maybe we should try to elevate it. I'm going to get a chef who can cook menus from royal castles." 

In an interview, Patricia explained, "I thought the aspect of royalty [would] make them feel like British aristocrats and might inspire them to behave themselves."

Of course, Patricia had already thought of every detail. Showing Shep a unique menu, she explained, "I hate to drop names, but when I was dining at Buckingham Palace, you come in and sit down and this is at your place." Although she seemed beyond excited to host the dinner, Patricia unfortunately hurt her back and was unable to do so, leading Whitney to take over hosting duties. 

Inside Whitney Sudler-Smith's royal-inspired dinner on Southern Charm

The table is set before dinner

When Shep, Craig Conover, Austen Kroll, and Rodrigo Reyes arrived for dinner, they were treated to two specialty drinks: "The King Charles" and "The Jubilee" cocktail. Of course, the food was also perfectly on theme.

"In 1974, at Buckingham Palace, [Patricia] had this meal," the chef for the evening explained to the group. "This is your classic Beef Wellington. It's wrapped in prosciutto di Parma, then phyllo dough, then a puff pastry at the end. Your potatoes, your asparagus, bon appétit"

Cocktails being served during dinner
Potatoes au Gratin being served during dinner
Beef Wellington being served during dinner
Baked Alaska being served during dinner

Craig was blown away by the spread, saying, "This might be my favorite meal I've ever had here." 

Press play on the video above to take a tour of Patricia's home. 

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