King Charles plans to open wider public access to Buckingham Palace throughout the year.
The 74-year-old monarch and his wife Queen Camilla want to make Clarence House their main residence, meaning the lavish London estate is largely unoccupied, so the king wants to “repurpose” the historic buildings .
According to the Sunday Telegraph, the king is aware that foreign dignitaries will remain at the palace during official visits and that banquets, exhibitions and investitures will continue to take place in the magnificent State Rooms, but Charles wants the public to be connected to the royal residence and possibly from the royal residence. benefit from their facilities.
This raises the possibility that some other royal residences could be transformed in a similar way to Dumfries Palace, the King’s estate in Ayrshire – which is used as a base for the monarch’s own charitable foundation and also hosts various Training programs and educational courses.
At present, the State Hall of Buckingham Palace is open from July to September, and tour guide services are provided for a limited time on winter weekends, and it receives about 500,000 tourists every year.
The palace may not be the only royal residence that the public gets to see more of.
Windsor Castle has been unoccupied since Queen Elizabeth’s death in September and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future, as the Prince and Princess of Wales settle into Adelaide Cottage, which they moved into last summer shabby accommodation nearby, and do not want their three children to move again at this moment.
Balmoral was the Queen’s favorite summer residence and the place where she died, and Charles chose to make Birkhall his home when he was in Scotland.
While Sandringham in Norfolk is the royal family’s Christmas base, the estate has also been earmarked for wider public visits.
Sandringham and Balmoral, both privately owned by the Sovereign, are currently only open to the public from April to October, while Windsor Castle is open all year round.