Buckingham Palace Is Getting A £369 Million Makeover And You're Going To Pay For It

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In what many have described as as the year the little man stood up to the elites, it seems only right that Queen Elizabeth II gives a middle finger back to the people.

Today it was announced that funding for the Royal Family will increase across the next 10 years in order to fund a £369m renovation of Buckingham Palace.

The bill is needed in order to make the palace "future-proof", much like your temperamental boiler needs to be made "future-proof", though we doubt there will be a nationwide whip around for that.

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The upgrade will enable longer visiting hours in the summer and private tours that could mean an extra £3.4m a year in tourism revenue.

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But before you get too upset, the money in fact means the government have agreed to amend the annual sovereign grant for the next ten years so Queen gets to keep 25 percent of her income instead of 15 percent. The Queen currently pays an eye-watering 85% tax rate to the government.

The fee will, according to the Palace, "address the essential building services on which the palace depends." A statement from the Palace read,"An independent specialist report concluded that without urgent work there is a risk of serious damage to the palace and the precious Royal Collection items it houses from, amongst other scenarios, fire and water damage."

Luckily the Queen won't have to vacate the Palace as was previously suggested. She is able to remain living there and possibly help orchestrate tea rounds. Fingers crossed this means Queenie is pimping the gaff to welcome Meghan Markle.