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Where do the senior royals live now?

Yahoo News takes a look at the luxury residences occupied by King Charles, his siblings and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

King Charles's shake up of the Royal Family's homes continues. (Getty Images)
King Charles's shake up of the Royal Family's homes continues. (Getty Images)

King Charles may be set to block younger brother Prince Andrew from using Balmoral Castle as his personal summer holiday home, it has been reported.

Balmoral is privately owned by the monarch and has long been used by the Royal Family as their summer holiday location of choice.

Now, the Daily Mail has reported Charles has decided to keep it open for visitors and tourists for the first two weeks of August, where previously it was closed for Queen Elizabeth and her family to use for their summer break.

This was, the Mail reports, the period when Andrew and his family would spend time at the gothic revival Scottish residence.

Whether Charles and Camilla will invite the York family to Balmoral later in the summer remains to be seen.

It is the latest report surrounding the royal residences after it emerged the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were told to vacate their home of Frogmore Cottage.

It is believed Charles is keen for Prince Andrew to move out of his more luxurious Royal Lodge home and into the cottage – something Andrew is reportedly reticent to do.

As the King continues to shake-up of the House of Windsor's vast property empire, Yahoo News UK takes a look at residences occupied by the senior royals.

Where does King Charles III live?

It won't come as a surprise that King Charles has a number of properties to choose from, but he's particularly fond of Clarence House.

He and Camilla, Queen Consort, have lived together in the four-storey Grade I-listed home in central London for 20 years.

While Buckingham Palace is supposed to be Charles' official residence as King, it is undergoing a £369m renovation set for completion in 2027 – and even then, it's thought he's not too keen on it as a home.

Britain's Prince Charles hosts a reception for The Prince's Trust International during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Clarence House Gardens in London, Britain, April 18, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Clarence House Gardens in London. (Reuters)
The then Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia pose for a photograph at Clarence House in 2017. (Reuters)
The then Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia pose for a photograph at Clarence House in 2017. (Reuters)

When they're not in London, Charles and Camilla like to spend their time in Highgrove House, a Georgian neo-classical house southwest of Tetbury in Gloucestershire, often referred to as a "family residence".

Known as a green-fingered monarch, the King's country home includes a series of interlinked gardens created over the past 40 years, covering 15 acres in total.

The home was purchased by the Duchy of Cornwall in 1980 and Charles was granted a "tenancy for life". As Prince William inherited the Duchy following the Queen's death, it technically makes him the King's landlord.

Camilla also keeps a private residence near Highgrove — Ray Mill House is only a few minutes away. She is understood to still spend time there regularly since becoming Queen and it was the setting for her 75th birthday portraits that were snapped by Kate, who is a keen photographer.

File photo dated 05/06/13 of a general view of the gardens at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.
The gardens at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.

Where do Kate and William live?

Currently, the Prince and Princess of Wales live in Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Park estate, where they moved last year, although it is understood that they have their eyes on the much larger Royal Lodge — Prince Andrew's longstanding home, if and when he vacates the property.

They also own Amner Hall in Norfolk, on the Sandringham Estate, which was given to the couple by the late Queen Elizabeth upon their marriage.

KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) A general view of the front of Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate on January 13, 2013 in King's Lynn, England. It has been reported that Queen Elizabeth II is to give Anmer Hall to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to be their country house. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate was given to Kate and William by the Queen as a wedding present. (Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks with US President Barack Obama as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Prince Harry in the Drawing Room of Apartment 1A Kensington Palace as they attend a dinner on April 22, 2016 in London, England.  The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later will have dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron where he stated his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
William and Kate hosted the Obamas at their Kensington Palace home, Apartment 1A, pictured here in the drawing room with the couple and Prince Harry in 2016. (Getty Images)

The 10-bedroom Georgian property was used by the family during school holidays and was where they decamped to during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Kate and William also have the use of an apartment in Kensington Palace as their London residence. Apartment 1A isn't your typical London flat: boasting over 20 rooms across four floors, which reported include five reception rooms, three kitchens and staff accommodation.

Where has Prince Andrew lived?

The Royal Lodge in Windsor has been Prince Andrew’s official country residence since the lease was passed to him when the Queen Mother died in 2002.

He shares the £30m Grade II-listed property with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, which has 30 rooms, including seven bedrooms.

Prince Andrew and his ex-wife also purchased a ski chalet in Switzerland in 2014, which included seven bedrooms and a heated indoor swimming pool.

The wooden chalet Helora, owned since 2014 by Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in the Alpine resort of Verbier, western Switzerland. (Getty)
The wooden chalet Helora was bought by the Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in the Alpine resort of Verbier, western Switzerland in 2014. (Getty)
Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson (pictured at Royal Ascot in 2019) continue to live together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor. (Getty)
Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson (pictured at Royal Ascot in 2019) continue to live together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor. (Getty)

However, Andrew sold the property in Verbier for a reported £19m for a unnamed British family.

Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's family home in Windsor is so picturesque that their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie had their wedding receptions there.

Beatrice is also renovated the Y Bwthyn Bach miniature cottage which sits on the property and was originally gifted to Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret by the Welsh.

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Royal Lodge Great Windsor Park Windsor Berks. The home of Prince Andrew and his ex wife Sarah Duchess Of York.
Home Of Prince Andrew And His Ex Wife Sarah Duchess Of York, Royal Lodge, Great Windsor Park, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 02 Jan 2015
The Royal Lodge in Windsor. (Shutterstock)
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QUEEN MOTHER'S DRAWING ROOM AT THE ROYAL LODGE, WINDSOR, BRITAIN -1981
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The drawing room at the Royal Lodge. (Shutterstock)

Where does Princess Anne live now?

Princess Anne spends most of her time at her beautiful country property Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire despite having a residence at St James's Palace in London.

The Grade II-listed manor house is spread across 730-acres of parkland and the property is now run as a farm which includes horses and cattle.

Her late mother Queen Elizabeth II bought the home from prominent Conservative politician R.A. Butler in 1976 and gifted it to Anne when she married her first husband Captain Mark Phillips.

Gatcombe Park. Home of HRH Princess Anne / Princess Royal, Gloucestershire, England 1990
Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire.
NAILSWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM - Aerial view of Gatcombe Park on October 07, 2011. Located two miles east of Nailsworth in the Cotswolds is the 18th century country residence of Anne, the Princess Royal. (Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
Aerial view of Gatcombe Park
STROUD, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attends the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton on September 17, 2011 in Stroud, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
The Princess Royal attends the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park in 2011. (Getty)

The Princess Royal now lives in the property with her second husband Sir Timothy Laurence. Her daughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall and their children Mia, Lena and Lucas also live on the sprawling estate.

The property was bought for an estimated £750,000 but it is said to be worth much more these days.

Where does Prince Edward live now?

Prince Edward probably beats his siblings when it comes to the number of rooms in their homes with a rumoured 120 at his property at Bagshot Park in Surrey.

He shares the Grade II-listed building with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise.

BAGSHOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 09 Aerial view of Bagshot Park the Royal residence of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex on June 09, 2009. This brick and stone tudor style building was rebuilt on the instruction of Queen Victoria in 1879. (Photograph by David Goddard Getty Images)
Aerial view of Bagshot Park the Royal residence of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. (Getty)
Home of TRH Earl and Countess of Wessex - HRH Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, Bagshot Park in Bagshot, Surrey, England. Part of the Crown Estate
The property is set within 51 acres
Prince Edward, the late Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, has lived at Bagshot Park in Surrey with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, since 1998.
Prince Edward, the late Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, has lived at Bagshot Park in Surrey with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, since 1998.

The property, set within 51 acres, received the extra rooms after being rebuilt in 1879 and is now worth an estimated £30m.

The family love the property so much that they recently resigned a lease for another 150 years.