Charles and Camilla are reportedly considering hosting ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, the original version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, in Buckingham.
Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla are said to have original, if not revolutionary, plans for Buckingham. The royal couple wanted the palace to be much more welcoming to their subjects and even… to TV cameras.
In June, it was rumored that the future king was in secret talks with the BBC to have a broadcast of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, the original version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, filmed in the Great Ballroom at Buckingham. A project for which he would have received Queen Elizabeth’s approval shortly before his death. According to several indiscretions, it would have been considered that Charles and Camilla outline a few dance steps.
According to the British press, this project is still current and could become a reality as early as next year for the quarter or semi-finals of the show.
Buckingham should no longer be a mausoleum
Camilla is a big fan of the show, and a source close to the palace quoted by The Sun believes the event would fit perfectly into Charles III’s plans for Buckingham: “The King sees the palace as a place that should be more open to the public, particularly to commemorate national events, and not as a mausoleum. The King and Queen Consort both like the idea of the British public being more involved.”
In addition, Buckingham Palace is still undergoing renovations, major works intended to restore it to its former glory at an estimated cost of 369 million pounds or 424 million euros.