Prince Charles wants royal palaces to move from ‘private to public spaces’ when he is king – report

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Prince Charles wants royal palaces to move from ‘private to public spaces’ when he is king – report


Prince Charles is keen to give people more access to royal palaces when he becomes king, it has been reported.

The Prince of Wales wants Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral to move “from private to public spaces,” according to the Sunday Times.

Before the Coronavirus pandemic When forced to close, parts of the royal residences were open to the public, but some only at certain times of the year.

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The White Room at Buckingham Palace

The heir to the throne would like more of them to open more widely and for longer periods during the year.

A consultation involving the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duc and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the royal family are on the way, the newspaper reports.

Buckingham Palace and its gardens are among the spaces that can be opened throughout the year when Charles becomes king, including when he stays there, he says.

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The Blue Room at Buckingham Palace

In April, for the first time ever, tickets to a picnic on the lawns of Buckingham Palace were made available as the Royal Collection Trust (RCT) was forced to temporarily stop taking new bookings due to the strong request.

Thousands of people have logged on to the charity’s website, which organizes public access to a number of royal residences, in hopes of taking a self-guided tour of the gardens.

The official rooms of Buckingham Palace usually open every summer and feature a thematic exhibit, with thousands of people walking through its doors.

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Buckingham Palace Music Room

It was canceled for a second year due to the pandemic, but more self-guided garden tours have been announced from July through September.

The public will once again have the chance to wander through 39 acres of gardens in the heart of London which are usually private.

The landscape dates back to the 1820s when George IV transformed Buckingham House into a palace.

Today, RCT says it is home to a habitat rich in biodiversity, with more than 1,000 trees and 320 different wildflowers and herbs.

Windsor Castle is another of the residences that could be more open than it already is
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Windsor Castle is another of the residences that could be more open

From May to September, the palace will also be open, with small guided tours allowing visitors to see many of its magnificent state rooms, decorated with treasures from the royal collection.

From July, access to the garden will be included in the visit.

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