Prince William and Kate Middleton will ‘inherit Queen’s home’ when she dies with Charles set to ‘reject’ huge honour

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England.
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Prince William and Kate are set to inherit the Queen’s beloved home, Windsor Castle, as it’s claimed Prince Charles finds it "too noisy".

Prince William and Kate may be earmarked to inherit the Queen’s beloved Windsor Castle when she dies, as Prince Charles isn't keen on taking it on himself. 

Charles and his wife Camilla, who has been announced as future Queen Consort, currently reside in Clarence House but according to the Daily Mail, they plan to relocate to the traditional home of the Sovereign, Buckingham Palace, when Charles takes the throne. 

The Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Royal sources told the publication that there is ‘no question’ that Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession, will be living in Buckingham Palace when he becomes King, as his mother did.

A close friend also added, "Charles is firmly of the view that it is the most distinct symbol of the monarchy in the heart of the nation’s capital and therefore it must be his home, he also thinks it would be strange to have Buckingham Palace without royals living there."

A general view of Windsor Castle and gardens, Windsor, Berkshire, circa 1980. Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and is one of three official residences of the British Monarch.

Despite her main residence being Buckingham Palace, the Queen has moved to make Windsor Castle her primary royal home in recent months. 

The Daily Mail’s Richard Kay predicts Charles will reject the spacious castle and pass it down to the Cambridges. He reportedly finds the Berkshire based residence "too noisy" as it is under a flight path from Heathrow airport. 

rince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the finale of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on June 5, 2012 in London

Instead, William and Kate could be set to inherit the castle. The couple and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, currently split their time between their apartment in Kensington Palace and their Norfolk home, Amner Hall. 

This isn’t the only home the couple is rumoured to be inheriting. They could also take on the Queen’s ‘forgotten castle’ of Fort Belvedere which also sits on Windsor Castle’s estate.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.