The life of a medieval monarch in Crusader Kings 3 can be quite tumultuous. Enemy hordes can come knocking at your door and you don't always have as much coin as you want, which might prompt you to change your capital to a different spot in your realm.
Although CK3's new player experience is vastly improved over that of its predecessors, figuring out how to change your realm capital still sees you chasing a tiny button that also evaded us for a while. To save you the time we lost looking for it, we'll detail the process below.
How to Change Your Capital in CK3
You can identify your current realm capital in Crusader Kings 3 by the golden crown next to the city's name. Moving it is, thankfully, a straightforward process. It starts by clicking on the holding you've chosen as your new desired capital. From what we can tell, your ruler needs to own said holding for this to work.
Looking at the window that opens on the lower left side of your screen, you'll see that holding's name. Next to it, you'll find a series of icons, including one that depicts a crown with an arrow below it. Hover your cursor over it and you'll notice that it's the Move Realm Capital Here button.
Left-click on it and confirm that you want to move your capital there. Your ruler now has a new place from where to lead his realm in CK3.
Your capital grants you a tax bonus and is automatically inherited by your primary heir. It's also a spot you want to defend as best you can. If captured, it grants the enemy a good chunk of War Score and may allow them to imprison you or your family members.
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