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A massive and much needed renovation of the infrastructure of Buckingham Palace is set to begin in April 2017.  The Palace has seen little in the way of renovation and updating of it's infrastructure since the present Queen came to the throne.  The palace is in serious need of work, and major upgrading is required to protect it's structure and the many treasures it contains.  The refit is expected to cost £369 million ($460 million U.S.) and take approximately 10 years in a phased renovation so that the monarch can continue living there while it takes place (there had been a proposal to move the Queen out to Windsor for the duration and finish the work faster).  Experts had warned that the building was at risk for a "catastrophic failure".  Apparently there was some complaint in parliament that the crown grant was being raised to cover the costs at the same time that the number of Scottish MPs was being reduced in part for reasons of cost.  Perhaps they could cut some more MPs and help fix up St. James Palace as well?? LOL![rofl]

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