Palaces & Buildings

More than 100,000 people sign petition demanding the Royal Family pay for Buckingham Palace repairs

Over 100,000 people have now signed an online petition demanding that the Royal Family pay for the Buckingham Palace restoration work, not the British taxpayer. The petition was created a couple of days ago after it was announced that Buckingham Palace was to undergo a ten-year restoration project that would cost £369 million. The funding for this project will come from the Sovereign’s…
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Brexit to cost Queen one million pounds a year

The Queen stands to lose a million pounds per year after European Union farming subsidies to Britain end because of Brexit, The Sunday Telegraph reports. Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s retreat in Norfolk, will lose around £700,000 and the lands around Windsor Castle will lose nearly £300,000 a year. The Queen’s Norfolk retreat is set to lose £700,000 a year following the…
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Palaces & Buildings

Buckingham Palace could host State Opening of Parliament

In light of a new MP report, it is possible that the State Opening of Parliament could be moved to Westminster Abbey or Buckingham Palace for the duration of any major renovations to the Palace of Westminster. In the recently released 119-page document it was concluded that the historic site of parliament faces ‘an impending crisis which we cannot responsibly ignore’. It went on to say that…
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Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace with knives and a saw has gone on run

A man who was arrested outside Buckingham Palace and charged with carrying knives and a wire saw has gone on the run after failing to turn up to court for a hearing. John Bolton, 47, of Banbury in Oxon was arrested just days before Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in June at Hyde Park Corner on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in public. Bolton was later charged with three…
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