King Charles III will not move to Buckingham Palace until 2027 due to renovations: where will he live?

King Charles and Queen Camilla (AFP) (AFP /)

Shortly after becoming the new king, and with a confirmed coronation date for May 6, Charles III He has already announced a big change for his first years at the helm of the Crown. According to sources close to royalty, the monarch and his wife, Queen Camilla, they will not live in Buckingham Palace until 2027.

The decision is due to the fact that the classic royal residence will be under remodeling for five more years, the total value of which is £370 million.

Thus, according to the newspaper The SunCarlos and Camilla will divide their days between three residences. The main one will continue to be Clarence House -where they have lived for more than 19 years and which is located just 400 meters from the Palace-. There they will spend three days a week; the rest will be divided between the windsor castle and on weekends in Sandringham, Norfolk.

King Charles III with Camilla at Clarence House (REUTERS)
King Charles III with Camilla at Clarence House (REUTERS) (THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCH/)

The King already spent some of his days in the Castle as a result of Isabel II’s mobility problems, which had worsened in the last year.

Also, you could see them at your private residence, Highgrove Housenear Tetbury, in Gloucestershire, a place which the King purchased in 1980 and where he has devoted much of his time to gardening.

However, despite the fact that the renovations in the Palace are late, from the royal environment they affirm that “the monarch should be living in Buckingham Palace. It is the heart of the monarchy in London and it runs the risk of simply becoming a tourist attraction.”

The great work in the Palace, an urgent measure

Buckingham Palace (Shutterstock)
Buckingham Palace (Shutterstock)

Renovations to the site have already begun. The original plan contemplated 10 years of works, so it is estimated that they will be completed by 2027.

It’s about the first major construction site since World War IIso you must perform cChanges in wiring, pipes and heating systems.

According to experts, 16,000 meters of pipes will be used, 6,500 electrical outlets will be replaced and 500 bathroom pieces and a large part of the baseboards will be changed.

Works at Buckingham Palace (Instagram: The Royal Family)
Works at Buckingham Palace (Instagram: The Royal Family)

Also, work will be carried out on the wallpapered of many rooms, including the famous “Yellow Drawing Room” in the east wing, which will be “conserved and preserved” before being relocated.

The total cost of the work amounts to 370 million poundswhich will be met by taxpayers through the Sovereign Grant Law, which was approved in 2011 and by which an annual payment from the government to the monarch was established to finance his official duties. Of that sum, a third part is destined to the maintenance of the royal residences.

After years of use and little maintenancethese spare parts arose as a result of the risk that ran both the place and the relics and pieces of art found inside. The palace was first used with the queen victoria in 1952 and, since then, it has not been remodeled.

Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace (Instagram: The Royal Family)
Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace (Instagram: The Royal Family)

Although the King will divide his days between different residences, he will use the halls of Buckingham Palace for work matters such as meetings. Even in the past Carlos had made public his desire to “turn it more into an office”, he commented to the BBC historian Robert Lacey.

(With information from Daily Mail)


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