THE Queen is reportedly not amused by claims that Prince Charles wants to turn Buckingham Palace into a museum, it has been alleged.
According to royal sources, the future monarch wants to make Buckingham Palace a tourist attraction. Some courtiers expressed concern.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and is also where the Queen’s offices are situated.
Royal commentator Neil Sean told the Express that Her Majesty is not a fan of turning the historic pad into a tourist trap.
He said: “This will not be happening anytime soon, particularly while we still have our gracious Majesty the Queen with us.
“She’s not very keen on that particular idea and believes of course, that it should remain a family home of sorts.
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“Her Majesty the Queen will go between Windsor Castle, which she considers her main London base, and spending two to four days a week also out at the re-renovated Buckingham Palace.”
A royal source said to Fabulous Digital that Prince Charles is said to find Buckingham Palace “too big, too impersonal, and far too costly to run for what is basically a royal admin centre.”
They added: “He sees its future as being some sort of open space for the public – open all the time not just for the summer.
“Maybe a permanent exhibition of decades of history on the Royal Family.”
And it’s not the only change Prince Charles is hoped to make when he ascends the throne, according to sources.
Sources say he wants a more streamlined royal family and is open to the idea of being independent from taxpayers.
The palace is currently closed to the public except during August and September when the Queen is at Balmoral, her Scottish home.
The 775-room Buckingham Palace, which includes 19 State rooms and 52 royal and guest bedrooms, has been the site of numerous royal and national celebrations, including the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee.
The first time the public was allowed to view the royal residence was 1993. This tour gives you access to the State Rooms as well the White Drawing Room, Throne Room, and Throne Room. Also, the Picture Gallery and Ballroom are included.
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One sceptical courtier referring to Charles’ plans as “Royalopolis”.
They sniffed: “Why not just get Madame Tussauds to run the whole place?”
When he turns king, Prince Charles could opt to shun Buckingham Palace as his new home, and stay at Windsor Castle, where the Queen often resides on weekends and feels most “at home”.
When he’s in London, he lives at Clarence House or Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.
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