Prince Charles Will Allegedly Live in Buckingham Palace When He Becomes King

And Kate Middleton and Prince William could potentially relocate to Windsor Castle.

Prince Charles will reportedly be making a big move once he takes the throne. According to Daily Mail, a source confirmed that the royal and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be relocating to Buckingham Palace once he becomes king (and she becomes Queen Consort).

While the prince has long resided at Windsor Castle, a source told the publication that Charles is "firmly of the view that it's the visible symbol of the monarchy in the nation's capital and therefore must be his home."

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"There is no question about it," the insider continued. "HRH's view is that you need a monarch at monarchy HQ. This has never been in doubt." The iconic building is currently undergoing an intense renovation (with a high price tag) that is set to be completed in 2027. Currently all royal family members, including the queen, are living elsewhere.

Despite speculation that the prince would stay at Windsor, another source stated, "The Prince of Wales will not move into Buckingham Palace before he is king. But when he is, he absolutely will."

"The Palace will still be a working and entertaining hub and will also still be open to visitors," the source added. "It is a hugely important tourist attraction. But the prince can still live there at the same time."

Once Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, make the big move, Prince William and Kate Middleton could potentially take over Windsor Castle, according to Daily Mail. They're currently located in Kensington Palace.

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