Property changes

Balmoral ‘to become museum’ when Charles is King

Balmoral: public would have greater access (pic: Harry Keane)

Balmoral Estate could be turned into a museum to the Queen under plans being discussed by Prince Charles when he becomes King.

Charles is said to be in talks about the future use of the Royal family’s properties which is likely to see the public given greater access.

Under tentative plans reported by the Mail on Sunday, big changes are planned for two of the Queen’s favourite homes.

Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would move into Windsor Castle, while Balmoral Castle, closed to the public in the summer when the Queen is in residence, would pay tribute to her as a museum.

Charles would retain the house at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate which he inherited on the Queen Mother’s death in 2002 and is one of the few places where he is said to feel at home. 

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