Prince Charles wants palace more accessible to the public

Prince Charles
Prince Charles

BRITAIN’S Prince Charles will not live in Buckingham Palace when he is king.

The heir-to-the-throne, 66, wants to reign from Windsor Castle and will allow the London residence to be used by the public instead.

The move would ease concern over costly repairs, as the palace has cracks in the roof, crumbling walls and an unsuitable heating system.

Public Accounts Committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge said the palace should be opened more to the public to help offset its expense.

“It’s only open 78 days a year, with about half a million visitors. Compare that to the Tower of London, with more than two million,” she said.

Early in her reign, the queen had thought about leaving the palace for Clarence House, but the idea was vetoed by Winston Churchill.

– Female First

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