Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the new king, Charles III and Camilla have still not moved into Buckingham Palace. Even if he does not like the place, the monarch will have to settle in the private apartments of the palace. It is indeed the historic royal residence, located in the heart of London and symbol of the British monarchy. He will therefore have to leave Clarence House, a more modest residence where he has lived for 20 years.
But it’s not for now! Indeed, very large-scale works have begun at Buckingham Palace, and the amount of this renovation will reach 400 million euros in total. Which, as the website of the British version of Cosmopolitan magazine explains, makes people cringe across the Channel.
But King Charles III, who will have to wait until 2027 before moving in, is not exactly keen on the idea of living there. He considers this residence “too big, too impersonal, simply unlivable”, as revealed by Point of view.
Aware of the staggering amount of this necessary work, Charles is especially concerned about the revelations that his youngest son, Harry, could make, his memoirs which he is about to publish. He’s also worried about the Netflix documentary Meghan and Harry are working on. Finally, King Charles is preparing for his coronation, which will take place next May. And contrary to what tradition wants, he would like a modern and short ceremony.