Among the extravagant houses and palaces in the royal family’s real estate portfolio, none may have seen as much care and devotion as Highgrove House. The Gloucestershire estate served as the country home of King Charles III before he stepped into his role as the sovereign of the United Kingdom. The King is now expected to spend most of his time at Buckingham Palace which has left many to question what will come of his most beloved residence.
The staggering Georgian neo-classical house dates back to the 1780s; the then-Prince Charles bought the property from parliament member Maurice Macmillan in 1980. Highgrove House provided easy access to London, Wales, and many of the properties owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, which was under Charles’ watch at the time.
The nine-bedroom mansion needed major renovations