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Old 05-10-2014, 07:30 PM
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Or Highgrove will be sold after Charles becomes king or dies.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:12 PM
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Or Highgrove will be sold after Charles becomes king or dies.
It can't be sold as it belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall and once something is owned by the Duchy it can't be sold - some ancient/medieval statute makes that the situation. They would actually have to have an Act of Parliament to allow them to sell it.
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Presuming Harry does get a country home, there are two possible scenarios: he has his main home in London with a country retreat (like the Cambridges currently do) or lives primarily at his country residence with a smaller London palace base (like the Queen's younger children).
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:00 PM
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I don't think Harry yet cares about his future homes as much as we do.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:23 AM
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It can't be sold as it belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall and once something is owned by the Duchy it can't be sold - some ancient/medieval statute makes that the situation. They would actually have to have an Act of Parliament to allow them to sell it.
Actually, the Duchy can buy and sell assets but only to reinvest in the Trust - it is this manipulation that has helped make it so successful in terms of growth. What is not allowed is for the Duke of Cornwall to take the money from the sale of a capital asset (property in the case of Highgrove) for his personal use.

But I think that the sale of Highgrove is most unlikely. It cannot be gifted to Harry but it could be sold (at market rate) or leased.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:40 AM
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According to the Duchy's website, any transaction greater than 500,000 has to be approved by the Treasury.

There isn't any reason why William would not use Highgrove like his father did. It is close to the duchy and Wales which will be important to the new Duke. Amner Hall in Norfolk is great for now when the Queen is alive and for the holidays so the Middletons can stay with the Cambridges as George and future kids grow up. But there will be a need for Highgrove when William is Duke of Cornwall.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:46 AM
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According to the Duchy's website, any transaction greater than 500,000 has to be approved by the Treasury.

There isn't any reason why William would not use Highgrove like his father did. It is close to the duchy and Wales which will be important to the new Duke. Amner Hall in Norfolk is great for now when the Queen is alive and for the holidays so the Middletons can stay with the Cambridges as George and future kids grow up. But there will be a need for Highgrove when William is Duke of Cornwall.
Yes, but it can happen - I was responding to the comment that it couldn't
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:59 PM
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If the Cambridges ever relocate from KP, and the other apartments are freed up through natural attrition, Harry will be on his own in KP. If the York princesses marry in future, is it likely (as non-working royals) they could rent apartments in KP? Although then of course SJP would be vacant.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:26 PM
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According to the Duchy's website, any transaction greater than 500,000 has to be approved by the Treasury.

There isn't any reason why William would not use Highgrove like his father did. It is close to the duchy and Wales which will be important to the new Duke. Amner Hall in Norfolk is great for now when the Queen is alive and for the holidays so the Middletons can stay with the Cambridges as George and future kids grow up. But there will be a need for Highgrove when William is Duke of Cornwall.
But would he really have a need for Highgrove? The Queen lives nowhere near the Duchy of Lancaster.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:32 PM
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Prince Charles is actively involved into with the running of the Duchy of Cornwall and spends a lot of time there plus as PoW he also spends time in Wales which he tours annually. William is learning his future role from his father and most likely will be also hands on running the Duchy and spending time in the area.
He has already been attending the bi-yearly duchy management meetings with his father.

The Duchy of Lancaster on the other hand is administrated by a Chancellor whose is a govt. minister appointed by the monarch with the advice of the prime minister.
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Royal Lodge at Windsor would be an ideal home for Harry in the future. I can see Andrew downsizing in the medium term.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:41 PM
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Royal Lodge at Windsor would be an ideal home for Harry in the future. I can see Andrew downsizing in the medium term.
It also could be possible that Andrew turns over the lease for Royal Lodge to one of his daughters as they marry and start a family. I believe I've read somewhere that Andrew has something like a 99 year lease on Royal Lodge.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:13 PM
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Royal Lodge at Windsor would be an ideal home for Harry in the future. I can see Andrew downsizing in the medium term.

I don't see Andrew downsizing. He seems to enjoy his lifestyle. And as the son of and brother of the monarch, Royal Lodge is befitting his station. I think Harry will be given Frogmore when the time is appropriate.
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Just wondering how long Andrew had been married/been a working royal by the time he received his house from the Queen? This could be an indication of if/when Harry gets a family home.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:16 PM
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Just wondering how long Andrew had been married/been a working royal by the time he received his house from the Queen? This could be an indication of if/when Harry gets a family home.
If I'm not mistaken, Andrew was still in the Navy and the Queen gifted Andrew and Sarah the brand new home of Sunninghill. Not sure if it was at the time of their marriage or when though. Andrew took out a 99 year lease I believe on the Royal Lodge after the Queen Mum's death and he had sold Sunninghill.

I think if/when Harry gets a family residence, it will be because there is a need for it. Right now, being in the military and single, he's nice and cozy in Nottingham Cottage on KP grounds.
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I guess it will all depend on what Prince Harry does in the future. If he remains single and is out of the country for several weeks at a time (in Africa for example) then he may very well be content with Nottingham Cottage in London and various temporary houses like Wood Farm on the Sandringham estate if he wants to get together with pals for a shoot etc.

If, on the other hand, he marries in the next few years and then establishes a family, he could well have an apartment at Kensington Palace and a country house which would be suitable for his and his wife's needs and preference.

Whether they want to build a new home or not would be up to them. Who knows, she might come from a family with an estate of their own which could have a suitable house on it. However, I do think something on the Sandringham estate is more likely than not.

I just don't see him at Highgrove, however. It would cost a fortune to maintain and Harry's just not going to have that sort of income, even if he marries someone wealthy.
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Basically everybody who isn't a direct heir to the throne, only has one big residence. Anne, Edward, Andrew - large house in country and small suite of rooms in London. Margaret had a large apartment in KP but no UK country house (the Mustique house was a gift). So I don't think that Harry will be any different than what we have seen with others who aren't the direct heirs.


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Basically everybody who isn't a direct heir to the throne, only has one big residence. Anne, Edward, Andrew - large house in country and small suite of rooms in London. Margaret had a large apartment in KP but no UK country house (the Mustique house was a gift). So I don't think that Harry will be any different than what we have seen with others who aren't the direct heirs.


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I think that is right, I would be surprised if Harry took on two major properties. The solution may be that once he is married, he has a "proper" place at KP (possibly the Cambridge apartment, if they have moved to Clarence House), and borrows homes on the Sandringham or Windsor estates, as and when required.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:25 AM
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I think that is right, I would be surprised if Harry took on two major properties. The solution may be that once he is married, he has a "proper" place at KP (possibly the Cambridge apartment, if they have moved to Clarence House), and borrows homes on the Sandringham or Windsor estates, as and when required.
Is it known where Prince Harry actually lives? Does he have a room with stepmom and dad?
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Is it known where Prince Harry actually lives? Does he have a room with stepmom and dad?
If I'm not mistaken, Harry's residence is Nottingham Cottage at KP. He moved in there after the Cambridges moved to Apt. 1A.
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