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PremierLeague-News.Com - Charles reportedly wants Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral to be transformed from 'private spaces to public places'.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Prince Charles plans to open up the Royal Palaces when he becomes king and transform them from 'private spaces to public places', it emerged last night.Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral, Sandringham and Clarence House will remain as Royal homes but the public will have greater access under the plans. A source told The Sunday Times: 'The Prince wants to bring people in to connect with the institution. He recognises it needs to keep evolving and in the modern era people want to be able to access their palaces.' The Queen, 95, is said to be aware of the plans.Charles is reportedly speaking to the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other royals about the plans. Charles reportedly wants Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral to be transformed from 'private spaces to public places' The heir to the throne wants these royal residences to open more widely for longer periods during the year The traditional summer opening of Buckingham Palace's state rooms and themed exhibition, which normally welcomes thousands, has been cancelled for a second year due to the pandemicBuckingham Palace was first opened to the public in 1993 to help pay the £37 million cost of restoring Windsor Castle after it was devastated by fire.It is undergoing a £369 million taxpayer-funded renovation programme but the Queen and her eldest son both believe the public should have the maximum benefit from the palace once refurbishment is completed in 2027.Prince Charles is considering opening up the palace and gardens throughout the year when he is king, including when he is in residence. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Police hurt in clashes with pro-Palestine protesters in... Detectives probing disappearance of teenager, 18, who... Share this article Share The State Rooms and gardens are usually open to the public only from July to October, when the Queen is at Balmoral.The Scottish highland estate is privately owned by the Monarch and from April to July the public can usually access three acres of the castle's gardens, some of the grounds, and the ballroom. Charles is understood to be keen to open more rooms and the grounds for more of the year.
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. The ground-floor rooms and 60 acres of gardens are usually open from April to October, but Charles is expected to invite the public in all year. He is also likely to open Clarence House, his official London residence, all year round. Currently it opens to the public only in summer. Preparations being made for the reopening of Windsor Castle on May 17. Charles reportedly wants Sandringham (pictured) to be transformed from 'private spaces to public places'In April, high public demand for tickets to picnic on Buckingham Palace's lawns and explore its garden forced the Royal Collection Trust (RCT) to temporarily stop taking new bookings.Thousands logged onto the website of the charity, which organises the openings of a number of royal residences, hoping to book a ticket after the self-guided garden tours were launched.But the RCT said 'very high' interest meant it had to suspend sales.The traditional summer opening of Buckingham Palace's state rooms and themed exhibition, which normally welcomes thousands, has been cancelled for a second year due to the pandemic.But self-guided garden tours have been announced from July to September, giving the paying public the chance to wander through the Queen's private 39-acre site and discover the wildlife-rich oasis in the heart of London.Its landscape dates back to the 1820s when George IV turned Buckingham House into a palace, and today it is home to a rich biodiverse habitat, with more than 1,000 trees and 320 different wildflowers and grasses. Charles is reportedly speaking to the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other royals about the plans. Pictured, Balmoral CastleVisitors will be able to explore a route through the garden that takes in its 156-metre-long herbaceous border, plane trees planted by and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and views of the island and its beehives across the 3.5-acre lake.The unique opportunity to enjoy a picnic on one of the sweeping lawns will be part of the visit.From May to September, small guided tours of the palace will begin, featuring many of its magnificent State Rooms, furnished with treasures of the Royal Collection, including paintings by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Sevres porcelain and what is said to be some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.From July, access to the garden will be included in the visit.
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