According to Page Six, Queen Elizabeth II isn’t thrilled Prince Charles wants to turn Buckingham Palace into a museum. The queen opened Buckingham Palace to the public in 1993. However, only a few rooms of the 775-room palace are open to visitors. A royal source told The Mirror, “She’s not very keen on that particular idea and believes of course, that it should remain a family home of sorts.”
Apparently, the queen doesn’t want to turn her home where she raised her family into a museum. The royal insider told The Mirror that Charles’ latest plan will “not be happening any time soon.” Page Six reported that Buckingham Palace hadn’t been restored since World War II, and there is currently a $500 million renovation in the works. Charles may be trying to raise funds for the renovation through his museum plan.
Charles might be trying to raise money for the renovation with his museum plan, but his mom just lost her husband, who she had married for over 70 years. His mother is now in her 90s. It’s no wonder that Nicki Swift readers voted Charles as their least favorite member of the royal family.