Will Prince Charles downsize? The future king is about to break the tradition
Prince Charles plans to “downsize” and stay at Clarence House when he becomes king, a royal expert has claimed.
Prince Charles could be on the verge of breaking 184 years of tradition when he ascends to the throne by abandoning Buckingham Palace in favor of his current home, Clarence House.
Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe revealed the news in his column Woman, writing: “After 200 years in the heart of the monarchy, the days of Buckingham Palace may be numbered when Charles becomes king.
“Rumors are rife he is going to abandon the building to reside at Clarence House.”
Clarence House is where Prince Charles lived with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall for many years. He also has homes in Highgrove, Gloucestershire and Birkhall, Scotland.
Things are set to be very different when the Prince of Wales becomes King as he plans to ‘downsize’ the Royal Family. And this daring move could be just one of many in putting its mark on the role.
On why he might make the decision, Duncan explains, “Putting the vast palace on the back burner might become a symbol of the future king’s desire to ‘reduce’ the monarchy. I think that’s a stupid idea.
Prince Charles’ plans to rationalize the monarchy have been on the cards for “a very long time” to “save money”.
Royal biographer Angela Levin has suggested Charles will likely want to adjust the way the royal family is structured in the future and is keen to “change”.
“Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to reduce the monarchy to cut costs and make people worth the money they received from the taxpayer,” she explained in an interview on talkRADIO.
This could include the culling of family members who currently remain on the outskirts.
“I imagine it could be when Harry and Meghan are abandoned by the royal family,” Angela revealed.
“I think the outer edge, which the Queen has wanted to keep together for a very long time for sentimental reasons, that at her age she didn’t really want to change, which is understandable.
“But he wants to change and I think he will.”
Prince Charles will ascend the throne upon the death of his mother. Her Majesty The Queen, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, has made it clear that she has no intention of abdicating.