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Which Royals Will Be House-Hunting When The Queen Dies?

The Royal Family has recently been mourning the death of Prince Philip. However, speculation is rife as to what will happen when Queen Elizabeth II passes away. One matter under discussion relates to the line of succession. This will likely affect where each member of the Royal Family can live. A master plan is in place, dubbed “Operation London Bridge.” This plan has recently been updated following Prince Philip’s funeral.

‘Operation London Bridge and the death of the Queen

Following the passing of his father, Prince Philip, Prince Charles has stepped up to plan the future of the Royal Family. Part of a new shake-up relates to where everyone will live once Queen Elizabeth leaves Buckingham Palace for the last time.

Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family have updated their social media profiles
Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family have updated their social media profiles [Image @RoyalFamily/Twitter]
The master plan is coded “Operation London Bridge” and has recently been updated with lessons learned from Prince Philip’s funeral. While Prince Charles has stepped up to plan the future of the Royal Family, it is still unclear where everyone will live once the Queen dies.

As reported by MyLondon, the line of succession will likely affect where each Royal Family member will live when Prince Charles becomes King.

Who will stay and who will go when the Queen dies?

At present, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall reside at Clarence House. However, upon the Queen’s death, it is expected that Charles will move into the Queen’s official residences.

Prince Charles is not cut out to lead the royal family
Prince Charles and Camilla [Image CBC News: The National/YouTube]
So far, there are no specific plans in place for the move. However, the Prince of Wales will have access to Buckingham Palace should he wish to change his London residence. However, royal sources have previously claimed that Charles will retain his residence at Clarence House instead.

Prince William and Kate Middleton haven't made Christmas plans
Prince William and Kate Middleton and family [Image @princewilliam_kate/Instagram]
If Charles doesn’t move, this would mean that Prince William and Kate Middleton will remain at Kensington Palace. Even though William will become the child of the King and next in line for the throne, they likely won’t move into Clarence House.

Prince Charles and Camilla’s family homes

It is believed that Prince Charles and Camilla will retain their family home, Highgrove Estate, rather than passing it on. This is in the event they do not move into Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle on a permanent basis.

Llwynywermod, Charles and Camilla’s residence in Wales, will likely stay in their possession too when the Queen passes. However, Charles may decide to gift it to Prince William when he ascends to the title of the Prince of Wales.

Other royal residences

Other royal residences occupied by members of the Royal Family will likely remain the same when the Queen dies. These include St James’ Palace, Gatcombe Park, Ivy Cottage, The Royal Lodge, Barnwell Manor, and Wren House.

Princess Eugenie's home could go to another member of the Royal Family
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack and baby August [Image @princesseugenie/Instagram]
These properties are currently occupied by royal family members like the Duke of York, the Duke of Gloucester, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Anne Sewell

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