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Great Britain: Heir to the throne Charles wants to make the royal palaces public

For several years there have been opportunities to visit the royal residences. Prince Charles wants to make that the norm.

London – The Prince of Wales has big plans if he one day becomes King of Great Britain. As reported by the British Sunday Times, heir to the throne Charles wants to transform the royal residences Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral from “private spaces to public spaces”. For long periods of the year, the castles and palaces should be open to the public, according to Prince Charles. The interest in the palaces is enormous.

According to reports, Prince Charles has already spoken to his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and son, Prince William, of the plans. The Sunday Times reported that Charles was considering opening Buckingham Palace and gardens year round. Queen Elizabeth II is also said to have been informed of the plans.

Great Britain: Prince Charles wants palaces open to the public

Usually in the summer there is a traditional opening of the state rooms of Great Britain and a themed exhibition at Buckingham Palace, which was usually well attended. This year, the corona pandemic intervened – again – and the event was canceled.

As a replacement, the organizing foundation announced self-guided tours of discovery through the garden of Buckingham Palace. Paying customers should be given the opportunity to move independently through the 95-year-old Queen’s private property. Charles might make this the norm.

Charles, Prince of Wales
Born November 14, 1948 Buckingham Palace, London
Spouse Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (married 2005), Diana, Princess of Wales (married 1981–1996)
siblings Anne, Princess Royal, Andrew, Duke of York, Edward, Earl of Wessex
children Harry, Duke of Sussex, William, Duke of Cambridge
parents Elizabeth II, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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Thousands of people signed up for a picnic on the lawns of Buckingham Palace and a stroll through the gardens. As early as April, the demand was so great that booking and issuing of tickets had to be stopped. This rush obviously did not go unnoticed by Prince Charles. Even if the Prince himself resides at Buckingham Palace as King of Great Britain, there could be tours of the rooms.

Buckingham Palace first opened to the public in 1993, according to the Daily Mail. This was supposed to cover £ 37 million renovation costs of Windsor Castle, which was immensely damaged in a fire. (Sebastian Richter)

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