Queen will resume residence at Buckingham Palace to ‘justify £369m refurb’, says expert
The Queen will resume residence at Buckingham Palace for some of the time after her Balmoral break in order to justify its £369million publicly-funded refurbishment, a royal expert has claimed.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Her Majesty has been spending much of her time outside London at Windsor Castle.
She’s currently in Balmoral, enjoying the last few weeks of her summer holiday before resuming normal duties next month.
At the same time, Buckingham Palace is undergoing a huge 10-year multi-million-pound renovation project to make it fit for the 21st century.
And according to Sunday Times royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah, the Queen will start using Buckingham Palace again – especially with her Platinum Jubilee coming up next year.
She told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat: “I think the plan is for her to stay at Windsor.
“I expect we will see more activity with her back at Buckingham Palace as we approach the Platinum Jubilee next year.
“That said, she is doing engagements at Buckingham Palace from October onwards so I think we will see her have some audiences there and she can easily go up for the day for a few hours.