Lonely Planet Writer

Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace. Image by Edwin Lee / CC BY 2.0

The Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow £150 million of maintenance work to be carried out. The palace needs new plumbing and wiring and has not been decorated since 1952. According to a former Royal Press Secretary, ‘bits of the building keep falling off.’ The news is revealed in the royal accounts, which have just been published. The Queen is funded by £43 million of public money – 56p per person in the UK. Read more: bbc.co.uk