The Queen is not amused by claims Prince Charles wants to turn Buckingham Palace into a museum, sources say.

The Prince of Wales said to be planning a shake-up and slimming down of the monarchy when he ascends the throne.

It is thought he wants to cut the Firm down to seven senior working royals and to open up the institution’s private spaces to the public.

The next in line to the throne reportedly wants to turn Buckingham Palace into an all year round museum.

But royal commentator Neil Sean says the Queen is dead set against the idea of making the residence a permanent attraction.

He told the Express: ’This will not be happening anytime soon, particularly while we still have our gracious Majesty the Queen with us.

‘She’s not very keen on that particular idea and believes of course, that it should remain a family home of sorts.

‘Her Majesty the Queen will go between Windsor Castle, which she considers her main London base, and spending two to four days a week also out at the re-renovated Buckingham Palace.’

Since 1993, the Westminster residence has been welcoming visitors only between April and September.

Members of the public can see the palace’s state rooms, the gardens, the collections of fine art in the corridors and the Queen’s throne room.

The Queen and her late husband Prince Philip stayed in Windsor Castle during the pandemic with a small group of staff nicknamed ‘HMS Bubble’.

But with the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee approaching next year – marking 70 years on the throne – she is expected to spend more time in Buckingham Palace.

During the celebrations, the Royal Family are expected to wave to supporters from the balcony as the army marches for the Trooping the Colour, and there will also be a Saturday night concert.

Other members of the Firm have chosen not to live in Buckingham Palace. Prince Charles and Camilla live at Clarence House, Westminster while Prince William and Kate Middleton live in Kensington Palace.

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