Prince Charles may break from a 200-year tradition and decide to stay at Clarence House when he becomes king one day, experts predict.
"I can't help thinking that Charles may not come to the throne for another five to six years," royal expert Christopher Warwick said on True Royalty TV. "Will he really in his late 70s want to up sticks from Clarence House to Buckingham Palace?"
Meanwhile, The Sunday Times royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah said that he will move to Buckingham — but it will only be used as his office while he will live in Highgrove.
"The official line is that the Cambridges will one day move to the Palace when they become King and Queen," she said. "I imagine that it will still be monarchy HQ and I wouldn't be surprised if the Cambridges stayed in Kensington Palace."
Charles has been staying at Clarence House for almost 20 years, while the Queen — who usually resides in Buckingham Palace — has been staying at Windsor Castle during the pandemic and following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
The Mirror reported that she will return to the Palace on a part-time basis.
Charles — who is not king just yet — is ready to change things up when it comes to the royal family. "Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer," royal expert Angela Levin stated. "I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal family.
She added, "I think the outer edge, which the Queen has wanted to keep together for a very long time for sentimental reasons, which at her age she didn't really particularly want change which I think is understandable. But he wants to change and I think he will do that."