King Charles to end tradition and reject Buckingham Palace as his home

King Charles is set to break with tradition and become the first British monarch since the 19th century to not use Buckingham Palace as their main place of residence.

It has become the norm for the reigning monarch and their immediate family to live at Buckingham Palace and use it as their home. 

Charles, however, has no plans to move into the Palace in what is likely to be a controversial stance.

Charles going in a different direction so early in his reign is perhaps a signal of his intent to be his own King and do things his way, rather than follow in the understated footsteps of his mother.

Royalists have long been concerned that Charles would be a meddling king, one who would not accept his role as a constitutional monarch and want to instead make changes.

For now, Charles has made it clear that he wishes to remain at Clarence House, which is a short walk from the Palace. 

It remains to be seen what plan Charles has for Buckingham Palace and how he will use it. What's certain is that we are now in a new and very different era for the British Crown.