Campaigners have called on the Queen to permanently vacate Buckingham palace after reports that the royals may move out temporarily to allow for repairs.
Campaign group Republic has today said that if the royals can’t look after the buildings and raise their own revenue to fund maintenance it’s time to give them up.
Republic’s CEO Graham Smith said:
“Buckingham palace is national property treated like a private home occupied by a rogue tenant. Years of failure on the part of the royals have left the buildings in desperate need of repair.”
“MPs and campaigners have long called on the palace to be opened up to tourists all year round, to pay for costs of maintenance. The royals have refused. So it’s time they moved out and the palace turned into a world-class museum and art gallery.”