Prince Charles has big plans for Buckingham Palace when he's king - and it's great news for royal fans

Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and the Queen
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Prince Charles is expected to turn Buckingham Palace into a museum when he becomes king, a royal expert has claimed.

Prince Charles is understood to be planning to turn Buckingham Palace into a museum for the public when he becomes king.

According to a royal expert, the Prince of Wales and other senior royals are said to not have 'much affection' for the Queen's London residency and that plans will be put in motion to "sell-off" the huge home to turn it into a place of history.

The Firm is reportedly planning to "sell-off" the huge home in order for it to be turned into a museum dedicated to the history of the royal family.

It comes after the Palace gardens were opened to the public for picnics this summer.

Buckingham Palace

Royal commentator Neil Sean, says Prince Charles believes the London residence could become a "part-time working royal palace", whilst allowing members of the public to see "more of it more often".

The Palace is currently only open during the summer months for the public to have tours of the official staterooms and stables.

And it recently was revealed the palace was undergoing a diversity review in the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview.

He added, 'There's a particular story breaking all about how the royals might secretly plan to sell off Buckingham Palace.

"Now that's caused something of a furore over here, simply because right now there's been millions of pounds spent on that, trying to renovate that particular Palace.

He continued, "As we've told you recently, Prince Charles's plan is to streamline the monarchy, now does that include royal palaces too?

"Well it looks that way, according to very good sources of mine, this is simply because Prince Charles, along with all other senior royals, don't really have that much of an affection for Buckingham Palace. The person who really did like living at Buckingham Palace was none other than Queen Victoria."

"Now Prince Charles basically feels that it could still remain a part-working royal palace, but also a vast majority of it could be turned into a royal museum.

"This has been welcomed by quite a few people and I actually think it's a really good idea. For those that have visited our wonderful capital city, you will have noted that Buckingham Palace, along with many other historic royal palaces, are open at certain points during the year.

"Prince Charles feels that people should be able to see more of it and more often, clever move by him because naturally, that makes a lot of money for the royal purse and then self-funds the Royal Family."

Buckingham Palace has responded, "no comment" over these reports.

Looks like we'll just have to wait and see!

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)