Prince Charles ‘will stay in “flat above the store” as Buckingham Palace is thrown open to the general public when he’s King’

PRINCE Charles is about to “stay in a ‘flat above the store'” after Buckingham Palace is allegedly thrown open to the general public when he’s King.

In a bid to radically overhaul the Royal property, the monarch will probably be left in less-than lavish residing preparations because the Palace is opened as much as the general public, it has been urged.


Prince Charles is allegedly set to reshuffle the royal estates as KingCredit score: Getty
The monarch will live in a 'flat above the shop' arrangement, according to sources


The monarch will stay in a ‘flat above the store’ association, in response to sourcesCredit score: Alamy

Prince Charles can be planning to maneuver the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Windsor Fortress, as a result of its place within the Heathrow flight path makes it “too noisy” for him.

It will likely be a property transfer that the Cambridges are stated to need, in response to a pal of the royals.

And there are talks that Balmoral may flip right into a “museum” devoted to the Queen as a part of the property reshuffle.

In addition to slimming down the monarchy, the “property query” can be on the “to do listing,” a supply informed the Mail on Sunday.

The supply stated: “The central level is: when the Queen is not right here, how do you successfully unfold two generations of the household throughout fairly numerous properties?

“The Prince of Wales strongly believes that these locations have gotten to ship one thing for the general public past simply being someplace for members of the Royal Household to stay.

“Every thing is seen by the lens of the query: ‘What worth is that this providing to the general public?’

“Everyone recognises it is senseless to run so many residences however in the event you give them up completely you’ll by no means get them again when Prince George and the youthful Royals develop up and want someplace to stay.”

Buckingham Palace, which is present process a ten-year, £369 million renovation, is about to be opened up for public entry all year-round.

Which means that the Monarch’s residing quarters, which at present embody 52 Royal and visitor bedrooms and 188 employees bedrooms, will probably be dramatically minimize in Prince Charles’ radical new change. 

A pal of Charles informed the paper: “Regardless of what everyone thinks about him not eager to stay there, he will definitely have lodging there – however will probably be a way more modest flat-above-the-shop state of affairs akin to that of the Prime Minister at Downing Road.

“Each the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall are very sensible and see that the reigning Monarch should stay at Buckingham Palace, in any other case it will turn out to be like Hampton Court docket.”

Charles official residency at Clarence Home was at first going to be given to Harry – however plans modified after he and Meghan Markle stop the royal household and moved to California.

However a supply added: “Nobody is very keen on Clarence Home as a result of it is nonetheless seen very a lot because the Queen Mom’s place.”


In the meantime in Scotland, there are talks that Balmoral could also be opened up as a museum devoted to the Queen as soon as Charles takes the throne.

Balmoral – which is the Queen’s favorite – is closed to the general public in the summertime, however underneath Charles, there’s set to be far better entry to the royal grounds.

Simply yesterday, the Queen at present spoke publicly about Prince Philip for the primary time since his dying whereas in Scotland.

Her Majesty, 95, recalled the “many glad recollections” she and her husband shared as she formally opened the brand new session of the Scottish parliament at Holyrood yesterday morning.

She informed MSPs within the socially distanced debating chamber: “I’ve spoken earlier than of my deep and abiding affection for this excellent nation, and of the numerous glad recollections Prince Philip and I all the time held of our time right here.

“It’s typically stated that it’s the people who make a spot, and there are few locations the place that is more true than in Scotland, as we’ve seen in latest instances.”

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died two months’ earlier than his one centesimal birthday, had various connections to Scotland.

He was educated at Gordonstoun, which led to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, and took annual breaks in Balmoral with the Queen.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could move to Windsor Castle


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may transfer to Windsor FortressCredit score: Alamy
There are talks that Balmoral may be opened up as a museum dedicated to the Queen once Charles takes the throne


There are talks that Balmoral could also be opened up as a museum devoted to the Queen as soon as Charles takes the throneCredit score: Getty
The Queen displays on glad instances with Prince Phillip in speech to Scottish Parliament

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