Her majesty the Queen of England has been told she has to vacate her official residence, Buckingham Palace . Together with her husband Prince Philip and their staff will pack their belongings and move somewhere else.
The Queen and her husband will have to abandon their private rooms in 2025 as the palace undergoes extensive electrical and plumbing work.
The 10-year refit of the building is being carried out to prevent a catastrophic disaster such as a fire or a flood.
The refurb started last April and is set to be completed in 2027.
According to the Mirror, a senior royal official said: “The Queen is immensely pragmatic and she wants to stay in the palace.
She said let me know where you would like me to go.”
Royal Collection items including more than 200 paintings, 40 chandeliers, 1,000 glass and china pieces and 100 mirrors will be removed before wiring and pipes are replaced.
The biggest paintings and items that cannot be removed, such as fireplaces and decorative panels, will be protected by boxes while work continues around them.
The master of the Queen’s household, Tony Johnstone-Burt is overseeing the refurbishment with public funds and has vowed to stay within budget and time.