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".
- When the Queen dies (opens in new tab), Prince Charles will become King and subsequently move to the HQ of the Sovereign, Buckingham Palace.
- Currently the Queen is using Windsor Castle as her primary royal residence, but sources say Charles does not want to inherit it.
- This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after it was reported that Kate Middleton made a big personal sacrifice to make marriage to William work (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab), currently reside in Clarence House but according to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), they plan to relocate to the traditional home of the Sovereign, Buckingham Palace, when Charles takes the throne.
Royal sources told the publication that there is ‘no question’ that Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession (opens in new tab), 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."
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 (opens in new tab) 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.
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’ (opens in new tab) of Fort Belvedere which also sits on Windsor Castle’s estate.
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 Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.
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