Following the news that King Charles has chosen to give up his lease on his Welsh home Llwynywermod, royal expert Jennie Bond has called the move a "no brainer".
The King bought Llwynywermod in 2007 via the Duchy of Cornwall and paid £1.2 million for the farmhouse near Llandovery in Carmarthenshire.
The decision comes after His Majesty passed his Prince of Wales title down to Prince William and as he will be unable to spend as much time in the nation as he did do before his accession.
It is understood that there are no plans for the Prince and Princess of Wales to keep a permanent base in the country as they will instead stay in local hotels and B&B's to support the community during their visits.
Speaking exclusively to OK!, former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond explains why the decision to remove the property from the line-up of royal homes is a good idea. She said: "It seems an obvious move now that Charles is no longer the Prince of Wales.
"I think he is also aware that the family have too many properties and so it was probably a bit of a no-brainer to give up the lease on this house.
"He lavished a lot of love on Llwynywermod. It really was a house that he only found after years of searching for the perfect Welsh base.
"He absolutely put his stamp on it with classic and careful restoration that only used all sustainable and local materials.
"True to form, the gardens are really fabulous as he poured so much love into them. They are full of roses, jasmine and have honeysuckle trailing up the walls.
"Now The King has decided to give up the lease (from the Duchy of Cornwall) any new occupants or holidaymakers will be able to enjoy the sight of six of the English field maples which formed the avenue of trees at William and Kate’s 2011 wedding as they are now replanted in the grounds."
Ever since the responsibility for the Duchy of Cornwall was passed to Prince William, the King has been paying rent on Llwynywermod, which sits on a 192-acre estate.
Buckingham Palace recently confirmed that the King had given notice to the Duchy earlier this year that he would be giving up the lease, which is due to expire later in the summer.
Other properties on the estate are available as holiday rentals when the King is not in residence, and it is likely that Llwynywermod will be let out commercially, either for holidays or on a long-term lease.
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