The royal house swap: who got a palace and who was left out in the cold?

Ask almost anyone in the world, and they will tell you that the King of Britain or the Queen of England lives in Buckingham Palace.

Closer royal watchers might think of King Charles when they hear the word Highgrove, the Queen Mother when they hear Castle May, and the late Queen Elizabeth when anyone mentions Balmoral. but then The Queen passed away on September 9All this has changed.

So who gets any mansion now?

Hagrove, part of the Duchy of Cornwall, now belongs to the new Prince of Wales – William. Mai Castle now belongs to King Charles III.

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Balmoral’s fate is up for speculation, in what British newspapers call a “Game of Homes” What will happen to more than 30 royal residences now that fashionable Charles is king?

King Charles has said he wants to downsize the property, but does that include their homes?

There will be nothing new in this. The King’s role has always included taking out palaces like your Gran’s plates of $5 banknotes when over tea.

Buckingham Palace is familiar to many people as the British royal residence.  But it is just one house among many suitable for a queen or a king.

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Buckingham Palace is familiar to many people as the British royal residence. But it is just one house among many suitable for a queen or a king.

What houses does the king control?

The new king now owns a chain of Windsor, Sandringham, Balmoral, Wood Farm and Craigowan Lodge, which his mother used. He also has Kensington Palace, where some relatives live, St James’s Palace, where Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie live, and where Princess Anne lives when in London.

It’s not clear if the princesses will keep their housing privileges when King Charles begins his own royal slimming down.

Personally, King Charles also owned Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate, Dumfries House in Scotland, Llwynywermod in Wales, and the famous Castle of Mey in Scotland, which was owned by his grandmother.

The Queen with her family outside Clarence House in 1990. From left, Prince Edward, Princess Diana, The Queen Mother, Prince Charles and Princess Margaret.

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The Queen with her family outside Clarence House in 1990. From left, Prince Edward, Princess Diana, The Queen Mother, Prince Charles and Princess Margaret.

Grand designs – for kings

It certainly looks like Buckingham Palace It will remain the official residence of the British monarchHowever, this does not mean that the King intends to spend much time there.

The Windsor family home was not popular, but before her death, Queen Elizabeth put the royal seal on £369 million modernization project Funded by British taxpayers, according to Hello Magazine. It is not scheduled to be completed until 2027.

Unlike an episode of Grand Designs, however, King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort won’t have to live in a backyard caravan while the boys tear down a couple of walls. As king, King Charles owns about 30 other royal residences in which he could live while the painters and designers were present, including his current home, Clarence House, which is located down the mall from Buckingham Palace.

What’s Next?

The real question is: What will happen to all the other royal residences when Reno ends and the King and Queen move the palace ladder to the upper house?

It is not clear if Prince Andrew will continue to live happily with the crown prince at the 30-room Royal Lodge, in Windsor. He is said to have spent £7.5m of his own money building a Grade II listed building for Beatrice’s 18th birthday party, British newspaper The Sun says taxpayers should pay it off If it is evacuated.

Royal Lodge is Prince Andrew's home...for now.

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Royal Lodge is Prince Andrew’s home…for now.

In 2020, Andrew His small NZ$45 million chalet in Switzerland is on the market. It’s not clear if it’s sold or not – these types of places can take years to find a buyer. But if you worry about what will happen to him, he will not end up homeless, living under Waterloo Bridge, like any normal person if he loses his dwelling.

according to BBCKing Charles will likely open more of Buckingham Palace for a public tour program and use the venue as his way through the city during the week.

However, his beloved country house, Highgrove, is no longer his because it belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, which belongs to the Prince of Wales, which means he will have to pay his son’s rent if he wants to stay there.

One wonders what is the norm in a Georgian mansion with nine bedrooms, six bathrooms and a 140-hectare garden these days? Perhaps King Charles is fine for that, but why pay when he has so many other options?

Highgove, part of the Duchy of Cornwall, now belongs to the newly minted Prince of Wales - William.

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Highgove, part of the Duchy of Cornwall, now belongs to the newly minted Prince of Wales – William.

according to daily Mailit has been suggested that King Charles would give Windsor to Prince William and Princess Catherine, as he is not a fan of living under the Heathrow flight path.

Likely to spend more time in Sandringham. He actually took over Sandringham in 2017 and is now Laying in an organic garden And give the place a little fir.

The new Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, now live at Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate. But they also have Anmer Hall, which was a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth, on the Sandringham Estate. They would likely return both properties to the crown in favor of having an entire castle to live in instead.

The Royal State Hearse carrying the casket of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor Castle for the referral service on September 19.

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The Royal State Hearse carrying the casket of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor Castle for the referral service on September 19.

according to telegraphKing Charles is considering gifting Balmoral Castle to the nation in memory of his mother, but he will keep using Birkhall.

However, it seems likely that the King and Queen will not live in Clarence House. During a service to the late Queen Elizabeth last week, More than 100 members of the King’s Clarence House team have been notified that they are likely to become redundant. May the Lord protect the king.

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