According to the Daily Mail article of October 2, 2021, Prince Charles plans to make several reshuffles when he takes the throne. This moment will come after a possible abdication of Queen Elizabeth II or more likely her death. By acceding to the throne, Prince Charles plans to “reduce the scope for the lifestyle of the monarchy”. The article adds that the future king “intends to start with the distribution of the official royal residences”. Thus, Lady Di’s widower intends to set up his family residence in Highgrove to begin with. A source told Daily Mail: “Charles is not a fan of Windsor [Elizabeth II’s second official residence after Buckingham] because it is too noisy”.

The last straw is that the magnificent country residence of Highgrove is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. When Prince Charles becomes king, it will be Prince William, his son, who will inherit this property. The future King Charles will thus have to pay a rent of 820,000 euros per year, according to Gala. At the same time, Charles would keep an apartment at Buckingham Palace for use as accommodation. The Cambridges are currently installed at Kensington Palace. When Charles reigns, William and Kate are expected to move to Windsor Castle. As for Prince Charles’ current London residence, Clarence House will not be returning to Prince Harry.

Buckingham Palace will welcome more the public

The publicized departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have changed Prince Charles’ early plans somewhat. “Clarence House, the current official residence in London of Prince Charles, would be reserved for George, Charlotte and Louis,” says Gala. A reduction in the private spaces of Buckingham Palace is also planned by Prince Charles. When he is king, Charles intends to reduce public spending and opts for a larger part of the palace to be opened to the public. Elizabeth II’s summer vacation home would be turned into a museum in homage to Her Majesty.

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