Queen May Have to Vacate Buckingham Palace

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, along with some of her children, might have to move out of Buckingham Palace for an extended period under plans being considered to allow builders to carry out millions of pounds of repairs to the crumbling building, Reuters reported. The 300-year-old palace needs about $240 million of work to fix the roofs and replace old wiring, ancient decorating and dated plumbing, a royal source said Wednesday. Although no decision is imminent as funding has yet to be agreed, the royals who use the palace as a London base, including the queen and some of her children, might have to move out if that is the most cost-effective solution. "It is one of a number of potential options as we take forward the essential maintenance of the palace," the royal source said.

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