Gold toilet offered to Donald Trump reportedly stolen from Blenheim Palace

WOODSTOCK, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: "America", a fully-working solid gold toilet, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019 in Woodstock, England.  The Italian artist is known as the prankster of the art world.  His most notable piece being "America" a solid gold usable toilet which had art lovers queuing to use when it was shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

An 18-karat-gold toilet worth £1m and once offered to US President Donald Trump has reportedly been stolen.

Thames Valley Police has confirmed there was a burglary at Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, but has not confirmed what - if anything - has been stolen.

However, local radio station Oxford Jack, said the toilet - part of an exhibition by Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan was taken.

The palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, announced it had shut until 2pm on Saturday "due to unforeseen circumstances" amid reports of the theft.

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WOODSTOCK, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: "America", a fully-working solid gold toilet, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019 in Woodstock, England. The Italian artist is known as the prankster of the art world. His most notable piece being "America" a solid gold usable toilet which had art lovers queuing to use when it was shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania stand with Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, where Mrs May will host a dinner as part of his visit to the UK.
WOODSTOCK, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: "Daddy, Daddy", a large scale recreation of the drowning Disney character Pinocchio, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen in a pool at Blenheim Palace on September 12, 2019 in Woodstock, England. The Italian artist is known as the prankster of the art world. His most notable piece being "America" a solid gold usable toilet which had art lovers queuing to use when it was shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Woodstock, United Kingdom - June 27, 2015: Sir Winston Churchill Statue at Blenheim Palace Garden, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. The bust of Churchill was designed by sculptor Oscar Nemon and unveiled in June 2015. The Palace was built between 1705 and 1722. Currently it is being used as a family home of the dukes of Marlborough, mausoleum and national monument. Sir Winston Churchill who was the English prime minister during World War Two was born here. Green grass, bushes, trees and blue sky with clouds are in the image.

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The all-seeing eyes of artist Colin Gill’s North Portico ceiling at Blenheim Palace bear down on the visitors below. It's a peculiar welcome to one of England's largest and most prestigious homes.

The painting of the North Portico ceiling dates to 1928, when Gladys Deacon, the second wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough commissioned Gill to adorn the ceiling with her and her husband's eyes.

The eye as a visual symbol has a significant history. In ancient Egyptian mythology, the Eye of Horus represents good health, protection, and royal power. In medieval Europe, the eye symbol often appeared surrounded by a triangle that symbolized the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A similar motif was later taken up by the Freemasons as a reflection of their belief in this all-seeing power.

John Albert Edward Spencer Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, and his wife Mary spend time on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, the family seat in Oxfordshire.

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Woodstock, United Kingdom - June 27, 2015: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and was built between 1705 and 1722. It is being used as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The palace was also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Landscaped garden, yellow bushes, green grass and trees, flowers, fountain and blue sky with clouds are in the image.
Woodstock, United Kingdom - June 27, 2015: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and was built between 1705 and 1722. It is being used as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The palace was also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blue sky with clouds, landscaped lawn, green trees and sightseeing tourists entering the palace are in the image.
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Autumn trees, bathed in warm evening light are reflected in the calm waters of the River Glyme, as it runs through the Blenheim Park Estate in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
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Woodstock, United Kingdom - June 27, 2015: The Column of Victory at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. The Column was built in the northern part of the Park and is 134 feet high. It is crowned by a statue of the 1st Duke of Marlborough which depicts him dressed as a Roman general. The Blenheim Palace is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and was built between 1705 and 1722. It is being used as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The palace was also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Vivid blue sky with clouds, landscaped grass and green trees, sightseeing tourists and grazing sheeps are in the image.
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Woodstock, United Kingdom - June 27, 2015: Garden at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. The Blenheim Palace was built between 1705 and 1722. Currently it is being used as a family home of the dukes of Marlborough, mausoleum and national monument. Sir Winston Churchill who was the English prime minister during World War Two was born here. Pond water with trees reflection, pedestrian bridge, two women tourists (mother and doughter), green bushes, grass and trees and sky with clouds are in the image.
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The exhibition opened on Thursday.

Visitors had to book a time slot for the fully functioning loo in advance and told to respect the three minute rule, imposed to reduce queuing times.

A police spokesperson said: "Thames Valley Police is investigating a burglary at Blenheim Palace which was reported at 4.57am today.

"Further details will be released in due course."

On Twitter Blenheim Palace said: "Due to an unforeseen incident at the Palace we are closed until lunchtime, the Park will remain open. Apologies for any inconvenience.

"Please note, the Palace will now be shut until 2pm. The coffee shop and gift shop will be open as normal. The 12 mile race will also still run."

They later added: "We can confirm there was an incident overnight which has led to Blenheim Palace being closed until 2pm today. We are working closely with Thames Valley Police and would direct any media enquiries to them at this stage.

"We hope to be able to make a fuller statement later today but do not want to do anything which could interfere with the police's ongoing investigations."

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