King Charles III reportedly won't move into Buckingham Palace for 5 years

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By Carina Murphy

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He may be the new King of England - but it looks like King Charles III won't be moving into his palace for quite some time.

According to a report by The Sun, the new monarch won't live in Buckingham Palace for up to five years due to a multimillion-dollar restoration project.

The site is undergoing a $415 million renovation in 2027 as part of an ongoing 10-year refurbishment. Instead of moving in now, King Charles and the Queen Consort Camilla have opted to wait until the work is finished before settling into their new home.

In the meantime, the royal couple is expected to split their time between four other castles in the UK.

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King Charles III. Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

They will reportedly continue to spend the majority of their time at Clarence House, which is just 400 yards from Buckingham Palace. The house has been King Charles' primary residence for the past 19 years, ever since he and Camilla moved there in 2003.

As well as staying at Clarence House for three nights a week, the couple will also spend two nights a week at Windsor Castle. For the weekends, they'll decamp to the royal family's Norfolk estate Sandringham.

Meanwhile, it's likely the King will still spend some time at his private country residence Highgrove House.

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Clarence House. Credit: varleypix / Alamy

Renovation works at Buckingham Palace are part of an ongoing project to modernize the building, and constituted the biggest refurbishment since before the Second World War.

New wiring, plumbing, and heating are being installed in the historic residence, which was first built in 1703 and has been the official London seat of the British monarch since 1837.

However, a source reportedly told The Sun that the renovations are not going to plan.

"Refurbishment is very far behind schedule but the Monarch should be living at Buckingham Palace," they told the outlet.

"It's the heart of the monarchy in London, otherwise it risks becoming just a tourist attraction," the source continued, adding: "We effectively have a king without a palace to live in."

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Buckingham Palace. Credit: Alamy/Adrian Seal

Buckingham Palace has not been redecorated since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952. The lengthy renovation of the residence will involve experts conserving and preserving wallpaper in some of the rooms before it is rehung.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy

King Charles III reportedly won't move into Buckingham Palace for 5 years

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

He may be the new King of England - but it looks like King Charles III won't be moving into his palace for quite some time.

According to a report by The Sun, the new monarch won't live in Buckingham Palace for up to five years due to a multimillion-dollar restoration project.

The site is undergoing a $415 million renovation in 2027 as part of an ongoing 10-year refurbishment. Instead of moving in now, King Charles and the Queen Consort Camilla have opted to wait until the work is finished before settling into their new home.

In the meantime, the royal couple is expected to split their time between four other castles in the UK.

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King Charles III. Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

They will reportedly continue to spend the majority of their time at Clarence House, which is just 400 yards from Buckingham Palace. The house has been King Charles' primary residence for the past 19 years, ever since he and Camilla moved there in 2003.

As well as staying at Clarence House for three nights a week, the couple will also spend two nights a week at Windsor Castle. For the weekends, they'll decamp to the royal family's Norfolk estate Sandringham.

Meanwhile, it's likely the King will still spend some time at his private country residence Highgrove House.

wp-image-1263173623 size-full
Clarence House. Credit: varleypix / Alamy

Renovation works at Buckingham Palace are part of an ongoing project to modernize the building, and constituted the biggest refurbishment since before the Second World War.

New wiring, plumbing, and heating are being installed in the historic residence, which was first built in 1703 and has been the official London seat of the British monarch since 1837.

However, a source reportedly told The Sun that the renovations are not going to plan.

"Refurbishment is very far behind schedule but the Monarch should be living at Buckingham Palace," they told the outlet.

"It's the heart of the monarchy in London, otherwise it risks becoming just a tourist attraction," the source continued, adding: "We effectively have a king without a palace to live in."

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Buckingham Palace. Credit: Alamy/Adrian Seal

Buckingham Palace has not been redecorated since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952. The lengthy renovation of the residence will involve experts conserving and preserving wallpaper in some of the rooms before it is rehung.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy