UK news Prince Charles plans to 'open palaces to the public' when he becomes king last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The plans would include greater access to the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk
Breaking News ! Prince Charles reportedly plans to give the public greater access to the royal palaces when he becomes king. The Prince of Wales wants Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral to be transformed from "private spaces into public spaces", according to the Sunday Times. The plans would see these estates opened more widely for a larger part of the year. Sandringham House, Norfolk, residence of The Queen (Image: Neil Holmes (Getty Images)) Charles has reportedly begun consulting the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and other members of the royal family about the plans to open up the palaces while retaining them as homes. According to the Sunday Times, Charles is considering opening Buckingham Palace and gardens throughout the year when he is king, including when he is in residence. It is understood the Queen knows about the plans.
. But self-guided garden tours have been announced from July to September, giving the paying public the chance to wander through the Queen’s private 39-acre site and discover the wildlife-rich oasis in the heart of London.
Sandringham House on the Norfolk estate is where Prince Philip spent much of his retirement until March 2020
(Image: David Goddard/Getty Images)
Its landscape dates back to the 1820s when George IV turned Buckingham House into a palace, and today it is home to a rich biodiverse habitat, with more than 1,000 trees and 320 different wildflowers and grasses. Visitors will be able to explore a route through the garden that takes in its 156-metre-long herbaceous border, plane trees planted by and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and views of the island and its beehives across the 3.5-acre lake.
The Royal Family: Princess Charlotte could lose titles when Prince William becomes king - but she could gain another
Prince Harry talks of his 'genetic pain' and says 'suffering' has been passed on from family