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Queen Elizabeth II Not Fond Of Prince Charles' Reported Plans To Turn Buckingham Palace Into A Museum, It 'Will Not Be Happening Anytime Soon,' Royal Commentator Says

Sep. 18 2021, Published 6:28 p.m. ET

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With reports that Prince Charles envisions transforming Buckingham Palace into a museum, Queen Elizabeth II is not said to be thrilled about the idea.

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It has been reported that when Charles takes the throne, he plans to make big changes. Some of the plans are said to entail stripping the monarchy down to seven senior working royals. He also reportedly plans to open up royal private spaces to the public.

As previously reported by OK!, it has been speculated that when the Prince of Wales is King, only heirs to the throne and their immediate families will be given full titles, financial support via the Sovereign Grant and police protection.

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Royal commentator Neil Sean told the Express that the Queen is not fond of the museum plans and would rather the palace remain a "family home of sorts." According to Sean, the change "will not be happening anytime soon, particularly while we still have our gracious Majesty the Queen with us."

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"Her Majesty the Queen will go between Windsor Castle, which she considers her main London base, and spending two to four days a week also out at the re-renovated Buckingham Palace," Sean explained. "So for now, whatever you're reading, it doesn't look like Prince Charles is going to be getting his own way anytime soon."

Since 1993, Buckingham Palace has welcomed members of the public between April and September but Charles reportedly wants the palace open all year. As it stands, visitors can reportedly see the staterooms, the gardens, and the throne room but cannot roam the royals' private apartments and other private areas in the palace.

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The Mirror noted that a $507 million (£369million) restoration project was approved in 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2027. Electric, plumbing and central heating work will reportedly be carried out to keep the palace safe for the future and to modernize it. New floorboards will also reportedly be installed.

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Buckingham Palace's last renovation was reportedly during World War II.

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