Calls To Extend Public Access to Buckingham Palace: Update

  June 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm by

Early this month we wrote about a proposal to open Buckingham Palace to the public beyond the two months it is currently open, in a bid to raise funds for urgent repairs needed, the bill running to the many millions of pounds.

The Telegraph is now reporting that this proposal (by MPs) has been turned down because the palace is a place of work for the royal family, who use it to hold receptions and investitures, and to receive and entertain dignitaries.

This includes the proposal to open the palace only on Saturdays and Sundays, reportedly on the basis that the cost of hiring the necessary staff would exceed the extra revenue generated.

For the previous blog, click here. For the Daily Telegraph article, click here.

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