Queen Elizabeth arrives at the Schloss Bellevue Palace while visiting Berlin, Germany on Wednesday (June 24).
News broke that same day that the 89-year-old royal may have to move out of the famous Buckingham Palace due to a serious need for renovations. The Palace has not been renovated since 1952. Pipes need to be replaced, asbestos needs to be removed, and more, which could total $237 million, the BBC reports.
Sir Alan Reid, keeper of the Privy Purse, said, “Over the coming years, the maintenance of the estate and in particular Buckingham Palace, will present a significant financial challenge. We will continue to work closely with the trustees to ensure that the funding for the royal household reflects that challenge.”
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