The Royal Family are reportedly planning to “sell-off” Buckingham Palace in order to create a museum dedicated to the history of the Royal Family. According to royal commentator Neil Sean, Prince Charles believes the London residence could become a “part-time working royal palace”, whilst allowing members of the public to see “more of it more often”. At present, the Palace is open over the summer months, for the public to have tours of the official staterooms.
Royal commentator Neil Sean claimed: “There’s a particular story breaking all about how the royals might secretly plan to sell off Buckingham Palace.
“Now that’s caused something of a furore over here, simply because right now there’s been millions of pounds spent on that, trying to renovate that particular Palace.
“As we’ve told you recently, Prince Charles’s plan is to streamline the monarchy, now does that include royal palaces too?
“Well it looks that way, according to very good sources of mine, this is simply because Prince Charles, along with all other senior royals, don’t really have that much of an affection for Buckingham Palace. The person who really did like living at Buckingham Palace was none other than Queen Victoria.
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“Now Prince Charles basically feels that it could still remain a part-working royal palace, but also a vast majority of it could be turned into a royal museum.
“This has been welcomed by quite a few people and I actually think it’s a really good idea. For those that have visited our wonderful capital city, you will have noted that Buckingham Palace, along with many other historic royal palaces, are open at certain points during the year.
“Prince Charles feels that people should be able to see more of it and more often, clever move by him because naturally, that makes a lot of money for the royal purse and then self-funds the Royal Family.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace responded “no comment” to these latest reports.
A 10-year renovation project was approved in November 2016, which will see £369million spent on maintenance work to the property.
As the Palace had not been renovated since the Second World War, new radiators, electrical systems, flooring, and a new roof are being installed.
Buckingham Palace is known as the official home of the Queen and houses her official offices, despite Her Majesty preferring to be at Windsor Castle.
The staterooms usually host a number of functions throughout the year, and each June, members of the Royal Family stand on the balcony to greet the crowds during Trooping the Colour.
It has been the official residence of the British monarch since 1837 since Queen Victoria moved into the relatively new palace.
Other members of the Royal Family have opted for other royal residences, with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall establishing their offices and home at Clarence House, which is located on The Mall.
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Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate have taken up residence at Apartment 1A of Kensington Palace, near to the apartment where Princess Diana had previously lived.
The Queen usually divides her time between four royal properties, opting to stay in Windsor Castle for the majority of the time. During the Cvoid-19 pandemic, she and her late husband Prince Philip isolated at Windsor with a small group of staff, nicknamed HMS Bubble.
For each Christmas, the Royal Family head to Sandringham, their estate in Norfolk, whilst the summer holidays are spent at Balmoral in Scotland.
The Queen is currently at Balmoral Castle with Prince Andrew and Fergie, and she has been joined by numerous other royal relatives throughout the summer months.
Her Majesty is due to return to Buckingham Palace to resume royal duties in October.