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Queen Elizabeth Shares a Video Update on Buckingham Palace’s Makeover


Some major changes are currently taking place at Buckingham Palace, and fans can now get a glimpse inside Queen Elizabeth’s residence as the renovations take place.

Per the royal family’s official Instagram, “Watch as historic nineteenth-century wallpaper from the Yellow Drawing Room is carefully taken away for conservation. Not only will this work restore the rare, fragile wallpaper, but it will simultaneously protect it from incurring damage from nearby construction work as part of the Reservicing programme. Once the works are complete, the restored wallpaper will return to its home in the Yellow Drawing Room.”

The intricate process takes time and skill, with the Instagram post explaining, “The Reservicing programme is vital in order to mitigate the risk of fire and flood and will ensure that old wiring is brought in line with current health and safety standards. The refurbishment will also improve visitor access and make the Palace more energy efficient.”

The new video clip also detailed the changes that are being implemented to make the palace more accessible to all.

The Times previously confirmed that the palace needed extensive renovations, which were set to cost around £369 million (which equates to approximately $490 million).

From Harper’s Bazaar US

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