PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : October 17th, 2022
King Charles ‘won’t move into Buckingham Palace for five years due to £369m refurbishment’
King Charles will reportedly be stopped from moving into Buckingham Palace for five years due to its £369 million renovation.
His Majesty, 73, and Queen Consort Camilla, 75, are instead set to be based 400 yards away at Clarence House for three days a week and Windsor Castle for two – with weekends spent at Sandringham, Norfolk, according to The Sun.
A source told the publication on Friday (14.10.22) about Charles’ palace move being delayed: “Refurbishment is very far behind schedule but the Monarch should be living at Buckingham Palace.
“It’s the heart of the monarchy in London, otherwise it risks becoming just a tourist attraction. We effectively have a king without a palace to live in.”
Workers are only halfway through a 10-year refurbishment of the palace, which will include fitting new electrics, plumbing and heating, and which will render it uninhabitable until 2027.
Meanwhile, Charles’ coronation date has been announced as May 6 next year, almost 70 years after the Queen was crowned in June 1953.