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Prince William 'to charge King Charles to stay at Welsh cottage he bought - and must move all belongings'
15 July 2023, 20:02 | Updated: 15 July 2023, 20:03
King Charles is reportedly 'miffed' that Prince William intends to charge him to stay at his Welsh cottage once it is converted into holiday lets.
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The King bought Llwynywermod for £1.2 million in 2007 through the Duchy of Cornwall, which the Prince of Wales took over after the death of the Queen.
The three-bedroom cottage in the Brecon Beacons, set in 192 acres of countryside, underwent a thorough restoration contributed to by Queen Camilla's sister Annabel Elliot.
But William has now told the King to move all his belongings out of the property and will charge him in future to stay there, The Mail on Sunday reported.
From September, it will be a holiday home.
A royal source told the newspaper: "The King was quite miffed but that was the deal.
"It means he can continue to stay there but he will pay rent to the Duchy and the rest of the time it will be rented out.
"The King has agreed to pay for the topiary upkeep as he doesn't want to see all the good work in the grounds go to waste."
Six English field maples moved to Westminster Abbey for William and Kate’s 2011 wedding have been rehomed at the Welsh retreat.
As recipient of the £23 million-a-year income of the Duchy of Cornwall, William is entitled to the annual surplus generated by the Duchy’s vast portfolio of land, buildings and financial investments.
He is also in charge of the management of the estate.