King Charles is exploring plans to open Buckingham Palace year-round to the public as he looks at ways to shake up royal tradition, according to an expert.
The monarch has been a vocal backer of modernising the royal establishment and is said to have already set plans in motion of ‘slimming down’ the family.
According to royal expert Rafe Heydel-Mankoo, the King has also set his sights on the royal palaces, earmarking Buckingham Palace as one that could help lead the monarchy into a new dawn.
He told GB News that Charles is “keen” on the idea of opening it up to the public, which could ramp up tourism in London.
Buckingham Palace may become more accessible soon
Speaking to Arlene Foster, he said: “Whether the King will move into Buckingham Palace once this major renovation takes place remains to be seen.
“He said in the past that he’s very keen on seeing Buckingham Palace to the public ideally year-round.
“Currently it is only open to the public in the summer months. There could be some exciting and interesting shake ups to tradition.
“The Queen had her set routine, Sandringham, Balmoral and Windsor, but we could see a different type of monarchy emerging.”
King Charles is looking to 'slim down' the royal establishment
The King was seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Saturday following his Coronation as he waved to crowds who had gathered on the mall to catch a glimpse of the monarch.
Despite the damp weather conditions threatening to wreak havoc, Charles remained “very pleased” with how the occasion panned out according to the Dean of Canterbury.
He said: “The King’s very pleased with the day and even the rain didn’t damp the spirits.
“It was very clear everyone was out to enjoy themselves.”
Charles’s plans for a new look monarchy has not been met with overwhelming positivity from all factions, with Princess Anne suggesting the idea of it being “slimmed-down” does not sound like a good idea.
The Royal Family have increasingly focused on those at the top of the line of succession as it shifts towards a more streamlined operation.
Speaking to CBC, she said: “I think the ‘slimmed-down’ (monarchy) was said in a day when there were a few more people around to make that seem like a justifiable comment.”
When it was put to her that the world changes, Anne said: “It changes a bit. I mean, it doesn’t sound like a good idea from where I’m standing, I have to say. I’m not quite sure what else, you know, we can do.”