Revealed: This Is What Prince Charles Wants to Do With Buckingham Palace After the Queen Dies

With his mother’s longevity, it could be another decade before Prince Charles ascends the throne. But, that hasn’t stopped him from brainstorming what his reign will look like, including some of the changes he will propose. While many of his plans are unknown, some royal sources claim he has already expressed his thoughts on Buckingham Palace, including what he wants to do with it once he is the king.

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What will happen to Buckingham Palace when the queen dies? Find out Prince Charles’s plans, ahead.

Buckingham Palace will no longer serve as the monarch’s residence

Just because he will be king, doesn’t mean he will live at Buckingham Palace. Since 1837, Buckingham Palace has served as an official royal residence and the monarch’s official home in London. However, Prince Charles plans to shake things up a bit and will not live in the giant abode.

Buckingham Palace will remain a royal residence to some royal family members — including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who allegedly plan to move there part-time by the end of the year — but, will not be considered the monarch’s home.

“I know he is no fan of ‘the big house,’ as he calls the palace,” an unnamed source revealed to 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.”

A more business-minded building

Instead of moving to Buckingham Palace, Prince Charles plans on transforming it into a more business-minded residence. He will continue to conduct his duties from an office in the residence, as well as host world leaders, throw state dinners, ceremonies, and other monarchy-related things on his agenda. However, he doesn’t plan on sleeping there and will continue to live at Clarence House.

He wants to open it up to the public

Right now, Buckingham Palace is open to the public, but only during July through October. But, rumor has it, Prince Charles wants to change that so more and more people can visit the historical residence. According to Hello! the Prince of Wales wishes to extend the time frame and work around its visitors.

“What’s to say Buckingham Palace can’t be opened to the public for at least six months, while keeping the state rooms pristine for use during big occasions?” another source told Hello!. “That would be a modern approach and he’ll be thinking along those lines.”

A tribute to Queen Elizabeth

In addition to opening Buckingham Palace up to the public for an extended period of time, Prince Charles also has his heart set on a large exhibition that pays tribute to his mother’s life and record-breaking reign. The plans are unclear, however, it will likely showcase how his mother brought the royal family into the 21st Century, her accomplishments as queen, and possibly some touching memories between her and her family.


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