Prince Charles doesn’t want to move to Buckingham Palace

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Prince Charles doesn’t want to move to Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles is bucking a trend.

A smiling Queen was joined by Prince Charles (right) at the Scottish village's historic event
A smiling Queen was joined by Prince Charles (right) at the Scottish village’s historic event

The heir to the British throne wants to drop Buckingham Palace as the top royal residence when he becomes king, sources have told the Sunday Times of London.

The Queen was joined by Prince Charles
The Queen was joined by Prince Charles

They also said Charles relayed to his staff that he plans to remain in London’s Clarence House with his wife, Camilla, where the couple is “very comfortable.”

Queen Victoria designated Buckingham Palace an official royal residence in 1837, and the reigning monarch has called it home ever since.

Prince Charles (second from right) and Princess Anne (right) all attended the Gathering
Prince Charles (second from right) and Princess Anne (right) all attended the Gathering

Charles’ son Prince William is said to agree with his pop that the 775-room palace is too big and too expensive for a family house, and would rather see it function as an office that’s more accessible to the public.

“I know [Charles] is no fan of ‘the big house’, as he calls the palace,” a source said. “He doesn’t see it as a viable future home or a house that’s fit for purpose in the modern world.”

The Queen will not abdicate for Prince Charles Photo (C) GETTY
The Queen will not abdicate for Prince Charles Photo (C) GETTY

Source:  pagesix com

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