...By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
King Charles is reportedly considering plans to open Buckingham Palace year-round to the public as part of his efforts to modernize the monarchy.
According to royal expert Rafe Heydel-Mankoo, the King is “keen” on the idea of opening up the Palace to visitors to boost tourism in London.
Currently, the Palace is only open to the public during the summer months.
Heydel-Mankoo believes that Buckingham Palace could help lead the monarchy into a new era, with a different type of monarchy emerging.
Charles has been a vocal proponent of modernizing the royal establishment and is said to have already set plans in motion to “slim down” the family.
Opening up Buckingham Palace to the public year-round could be one of the ways he plans to shake up tradition.
The Palace is currently undergoing major renovations, and it remains to be seen whether the King will move in after the renovations are complete.
Despite some criticism of Charles’s plans for a more streamlined monarchy, the King appears to be pleased with how his Coronation day went.
He waved to crowds from the Buckingham Palace balcony, even as damp weather conditions threatened to dampen spirits.
The Royal Family has increasingly focused on those at the top of the line of succession as it shifts towards a more modern operation.
Princess Anne has expressed reservations about the idea of a “slimmed-down” monarchy, but Heydel-Mankoo believes that Charles’s plans could lead to some exciting and interesting changes for the monarchy.