Prince Charles ‘to open up royal palaces to public when he becomes King’

Prince Charles reportedly wants to open the royal palaces up to the public when he becomes King.

The air to the throne is said to want the British public to have greater access to them, and wishes to transform Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral from "private spaces to public places".

This would mean the palaces would be open more widely and for longer periods of time, the Sunday Times reports.

Currently Buckingham Palace opens its state rooms and gardens in the summer for an exhibition.

It usually opened from July to October, which is typically when the Queen is away at Balmoral in Scotland.

This means visitors can see some of the artwork inside the palace, but has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A royal source said: "The prince wants to bring people in to connect with the institution.

"He recognises it needs to keep evolving, and in the modern era people want to be able to access their palaces.

"He embraces that and sees them as public places more than private places."

Charles is understood to be speaking to other members of the Royal Family about his plans, which the Queen is aware off too.

When he becomes King, Charles is said to be planning to split his time between Buckingham Palace, Sandringham, Highgrove (his primary residence) and Birkhall, which is on the Balmoral estate.

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It comes after Charles's parenting was seemingly criticised by his son Prince Harry.

Appearing on the Armchair Expert with Hollywood actor Dax Shepard, Harry said he wanted to "break the cycle" of "genetic pain" for his children.

He said: "I don't think we should be pointing the finger of blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain and suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I'm going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on, basically.

"It's a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say 'you know what, that happened to me, I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to you'."

Buckingham Palace insiders said they were "disappointed" at the interview and Charles refused to answer questions on his parenting while carrying out official royal duties.

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