Prince Charles will move into Buckingham Palace when he becomes king even though he is 'not really a fan'
Charles had reportedly wanted to turn the palace into a museum
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker will be moving into the Buckingham Palace when he becomes king, reports suggest.
Charles and Camilla will be packing up their bags and will move out of Clarence House into the royal family's headquarters when Charles becomes king. The couple will have to say goodbye to their current four-story home of 17 years despite many reports stating that Charles does not want to move.
According to a Clarence House spokesman, "Buckingham Palace will be his residence just as it is now for the Queen," the Daily Star reports. "The Prince of Wales will take up residence at Buckingham Palace when the time comes."
The move seems inevitable even though Charles and Camilla are 'very comfortable' at Clarence House.
Reports had earlier suggested that Charles is not really a fan of the Buckingham Palace and had dubbed it the 'big house'. Instead of living there, he had wanted to turn the 775-room palace into a museum instead. A source had shared with the Sunday Times earlier, "He doesn’t see it as a viable future home or a house that’s fit for purpose in the modern world."
"He feels its upkeep, both from a cost and environmental perspective, is not sustainable," the source revealed. When the Queen passes away, Charles will become king with his wife Camilla by his side. However, Camilla will be known as the princess consort and will not get the title of Queen.
The Clarence House had released a statement where they said, "The intention is for the duchess to be known as princess consort when the prince accedes to the throne. This was announced at the time of the marriage and there has been absolutely no change at all."
Charles and Camilla's relationship has not been without scandals and complications given that their relationship came to be known while he was still married to the beloved Princess Diana.
When the pair got married in 2005, Camilla rejected the title of the 'Princess of Wales' in order to avoid massive backlash as that was Diana's title when she was alive and was still known as such post her death.