You may wonder why the ceiling in the Royal Hall is plain when the others are so richly decorated. The reason is quite dramatic. At the end of the 1600s the ceiling in the Royal Hall was adorned with a splendid cupola with round windows. When the King and Queen were in residence at Clausholm the servants would invite the local peasants and charge them to watch the royal meals through the cupola from the roof. But one day the crowd was too big. The ceiling collapsed and bewildered people fell into the royal midst. In fact, one was so badly hurt he died a few days later and another was disabled for life. The King immediately cut short his stay at Clausholm and left for Skanderborg Castle the same night.