775 rooms in the palace to go through a 10 year plan of renovation at a cost of 370 million pounds. I am surprised that it has been this long since any work has been done, but I do look at this building as a major tourist attraction for the country and important to be kept in good condition.
I often wonder why other countries charge for museum entry but we don't. We do for Buckingham Palace. Free access to culture is good but we need the cash and France charges for entry to the Louvre for adults. Badpuss
Sorry to be a prophet of doom - but if it's going to take 10 years then how likely is it that the Queen will still be on the throne when it's finished? Her mother lived to 101. I wonder whether Prince Charles will be picking the wallpaper just to be on the safe side ;-)
I was under the impression that Buckingham Palace was in fact owned by the state and not the queen. She owns Balmoral and Sandringham and pays for those but BP is a bit like Parliament, talking of which when do they start the renovations for there?
That is costing in the billions and the MP's are having to be housed elsewhere whilst the work is being done, for how many years ??
I think that one monarchy are worth every penny. The costs to renovate Buckingham palace are so high because the necessary upgrades have been delayed for too long. Our queen welcomes head of states from all parts of the world, I wouldn't want anyone to go back to their own countries telling stories of freezing conditions and crumbling plaster work. I'm certain that the money raised from tourists helps in a small way.
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Post by Lancashire Lass on Nov 22, 2016 12:28:53 GMT
This is an interesting debate which most people have a definite view on. Having searched the Internet for some facts I have found that an estimation of money brought into the country via the Royals is £500 million. You might like to read an article on Huffington Post about this topic