Where will King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla live?

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla

Where are The King and The Queen Consort going to live now? (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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

For 70 years these houses have been associated with Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96 – and will now certainly be associated with the new King Charles III.

The official residence of His Majesty, 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 marriage in 2005.

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 yet about where King Charles will live.

However, it has been said before that according to tradition, the king will reside in Buckingham Palace.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla

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

The palace is currently undergoing a major renovation – which may have played a role in The Queen moved to Windsor Castle in the later years of her life, along with her husband Prince Philip.

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

A friend of The King previously told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Despite what everyone thinks he doesn’t want to live there, he will certainly have shelter there, but it will be a much more modest flat-above-the-shop situation, similar to with the Prime Minister’s in Downing Street.’

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

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

Clarence House in London

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

Past speculation suggested The King might want to stay at Clarence House or the much-loved family home Highgrove – which was bought in 1980 with Diana, Princess of Wales.

However, the Duchy of Cornwall owns Highgrove – now inherited by Prince William, as the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge and likely soon to be Prince of Wales.

However, it is not expected that Prince William and Catherine, the new Prince and Princess of Wales, will move to Highgrove – they have only just moved to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

As Prince of Wales, Charles often stayed at the Welsh home of Llwynywermod – but this is also owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, so will now once again be owned by 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 in Balmoral, which once belonged to the Queen Mother.

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