Queen to vacate Buckingham Palace rooms as part of £369m revamp


Queen Elizabeth will reportedly vacate her private rooms at Buckingham Palace in 2025 as part of a 10-year overhaul of the building.

The building is undergoing a £369m refurbishing programme to prevent any catastrophic disaster such as a fire or a flood. The project is due to be completed in 2027.

Towards the end of the works, the 92-year-old monarch and her husband Philip will have to move out of their apartments in the palace’s north wing for about two years.

“The queen is immensely pragmatic and she wants to stay in the palace,” a senior royal official told media, adding: “She said let me know where you would like me to go.”

Meanwhile, the palace will remain fully open for state visits and other events during the overhaul and its outward appearance will be unaffected.