The saga continues with the royal family and Prince William may have just been placed in a huge checkmate over his father, King Charles.
As it stands, King Charles will never be short of a place to live. In fact, he know has nine places to stay at.
The issue? Well, in a property merry-go-round dubbed ‘Game of Homes’, the Monarch has also handed over the 130,000-acre Duchy of Cornwall to his eldest son. It means that William is technically his father’s landlord as long as the King continues to live in the Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire.
The inheritance has made the new Prince of Wales the biggest private landowner in Britain, with a £1.2 billion holding across 23 counties, including farms, housing developments, seven castles, woodland, coastlines and commercial property.
For his part, Charles has inherited a sizeable portfolio, either directly from the Queen – including Balmoral and Sandringham – or as part of the Crown Estate, such as Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.
These join those he already owned including Birkhall on the Balmoral estate, inherited from the Queen Mother; Dumfries House and the Castle of Mey, the Scottish landmarks held by his charitable trust; and two Romanian boltholes. The amount of properties that the family owns is just astonishing at this point, and every home is very taken care of to the tenth degree.
With everything said and done, if he truly wanted to, Prince William can technically not only do as he wishes with the property, but he can also charge his father rent as well as do anything that he would like. Prince William most likely won’t do anything to harsh the waters with his father, but it’s funny to think about William charging rent or kicking the king off of the property if he did ever-so wish to do.
Special thanks to Daily Mail.