Where will King Charles and Camilla, The Queen Consort live?

The monarch traditionally lives in Buckingham Palace, with residences at Windsor Castle and Balmoral (among others).

For 70 years, these homes have been associated with Queen Elizabeth II, who has died aged 96 – and will now, surely, be associated with the new King Charles III.

His Majesty’s official residence, as Prince of Wales, was Clarence House in London, along with Highgrove in Gloucestershire – where he and Camilla, The Queen Consort have lived since their 2005 wedding.

But where will The King and The Queen Consort live now?

Here’s what we know (so far).

Where will King Charles and Camilla, The Queen Consort live?

Nothing has been officially confirmed about where King Charles will live as yet.

However, it has previously been said that as per tradition The King will live in Buckingham Palace.

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla enter Buckingham Palace for the first time as sovereign and consort (Picture: Yui Mok/PA)

Currently, the Palace is undergoing a major renovation – which may have played a role in The Queen’s move to Windsor Castle in the later years of her life, along with husband Prince Philip.

Work is due to be completed in 2027, and the pricey upgrade is believed to be in part due to plans to open up more of the Palace to the public.

A friend of The King previously told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Despite what everybody thinks about him not wanting to live there, he will certainly have accommodation there – but it will be a much more modest flat-above-the-shop situation akin to that of the Prime Minister at Downing Street.’

It has also been reported that His Majesty is not expected to reside at Windsor Castle.

Both of these properties are owned by the Crown Estate, not The King privately.

Clarence House became the official London residence of King Charles, as Prince of Wales, from 2003 (Picture: Getty)
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland (Picture: Getty)

The monarch also has official residences in Scotland and Northern Ireland: the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, and Hillsborough Castle in County Down respectively.

Previous speculation suggested that The King would want to remain at either Clarence House or beloved family home Highgrove  which was bought in 1980 with Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Duchy of Cornwall owns Highgrove, though – which has now been inherited by Prince William, as The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge and likely soon-to-be Prince of Wales.

However, it’s not expected that Prince William and Catherine, the new Prince and Princess Of Wales, will move into Highgrove they’ve only just moved to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

As Prince of Wales, Charles often stayed at Welsh home Llwynywermod – but this is also owned by The Duchy of Cornwall, so again will now belong to Prince William.

Other properties (presumably) owned by King Charles include the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, and Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. These properties were both privately owned by The Queen.

The King owns Birkhall, a private estate at Balmoral, which once belonged to The Queen Mother.


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