Queen Elizabeth might have to leave crumbling Buckingham Palace

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth 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.

The 300-year-old palace needs about 150 million pounds ($240 million) worth of work to fix the roofs and replace old wiring, ancient decorating and dated plumbing, a royal source said on 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 as well 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.

If she does have to move out, the queen has several official residences to choose from, including…

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