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Prince Charles will ‘move’ into Buckingham Palace when he becomes king

The Prince of Wales plans to move to Buckingham Palace when he becomes king, we have learned.

Prince Charles is said to be “firmly of the opinion” that Buckingham Palace is the “visible symbol of the monarchy” in the British capital.

The report comes after Queen Elizabeth II used her Platinum Jubilee message over the weekend to thank the British people for their support throughout her 70-year reign.

Her Majesty added: “When, in due time, my son Charles becomes King, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you have given me; and I sincerely hope that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her loyal service.

According to Daily Maila royal source was quoted as saying the prince would make Buckingham Palace his home as king as it is the ‘seat of the monarchy’.

However, this has not been confirmed by either Buckingham Palace or Clarence House.

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of British monarchs in London, first used by Queen Victoria in 1837.

It is also the administrative seat of the Royal Family, with official events such as state banquets, luncheons, dinners, receptions and garden parties held there, attracting over 50,000 people in times of year. pre-pandemic.

The 775-room palace includes 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest rooms, 188 staff rooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.

However, the Queen now resides largely at Windsor Castle, while Charles and Camilla live at Clarence House. Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing an extensive renovation project to update 1950s electrical wiring, plumbing and heating, as well as carrying out repairs.

The £369 million taxpayer-funded renovation is due to be completed in 2027.

Besides Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Clarence House, the Queen and Charles both have residences elsewhere in England, Scotland and Wales.

In Scotland, the Queen’s official residence is Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. She stays here whenever she travels north, and does so during the first week of summer, known as “Holyrood Week”.

It also owns Balmoral Castle, the Royal Family’s Scottish holiday home located on the Balmoral Estates in Aberdeenshire.

Additionally, Queen Elizabeth II owns the Sandringham estate, where she usually goes during the Christmas holidays, and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

Charles’ residences include his and Camilla’s family home, Highgrove House near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and Birkhall, the couple’s private residence in Scotland and former home of the Queen Mother.

He also owns a house in Wales, Llwynywermod, near Llandovery in Carmathenshire. The farmhouse was purchased in 2007 by the Duchy of Cornwall and Charles and Camilla stay there on their annual tour of Wales.