Buckingham Palace is the residence of Queen Elizabeth II, and when she is no longer with us, her son, Prince Charles has something in mind for the palace’s future.
Prince Charles is not moving to Buckingham Palace?
Buckingham Palace has been a residence for the Queens and King of England for a very long time now, but Prince Charles has no intentions moving there once he becomes King of England. One of the reasons is that Buckingham Palace is currently under renovations, and the upgrade of the headquarters will start somewhere in 2022. Another reason is that Prince Charles never wanted to live there. “I know he is no fan of ‘the big house,’ as he called the palace,” an insider close to the royal family shared with Hello! Magazine. “He doesn’t see it as a viable future home or a house that’s fit for purpose in the modern world. He feels its upkeep, both from a cost and environmental perspective, is not sustainable.”
The future of Buckingham Palace
Prince Charles and Prince William have both stated how they have no desire to live in Buckingham Palace when they come to the throne, and Prince Charles has some ideas for Buckingham Palace’s future.
The Palace is undergoing renovations, and they won’t be finished by the end of the 2022s. If the Queen dies before the renovations end, Prince Charles stated that he will make sure everything is finished.
Buckingham Palace is open to the public from July to October, when the royal family goes abroad. Prince Charles has intentions of leaving the doors open to the public a little longer since he won’t be residing there, and he thinks of expanding the sites that the public can see.
In honor of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, he plans, ones she dies, to create a memorial exhibit, so that the public can see everything the Queen has done in her long, historic reign.
Prince Charles will most probably stay at the Clarence House, but he will conduct business in Buckingham Palace, like State Dinners and knightings.