Say it ain't so!
According to a new report, Queen Elizabeth may be forced to leave Buckingham Palace while the 89-year-old monarch's home undergoes extensive renovations.
"One option is for the palace to be vacated," a royal insider told People. "We're getting experts to look at [the] scenarios and cost them for us."
Buckingham Palace, photographed in June 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Repairs to the 312-year-old palace — it was built in 1703! — could cost more than $236 million, the report stated. It is believed the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, 94, may move to their summer home, Windsor Castle, while the refurbishments take place. It has not yet been confirmed when the renovations are scheduled to begin.
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Elizabeth and Philip live at Buckingham Palace during the week while they fulfill their royal duties in London and often travel to Windsor Castle on the weekends. Three of the couple's children — Princess Anne, 64, Prince Andrew, 55, and Prince Edward, 51 — additionally reside at the palace. Their eldest son, Prince Charles, 66, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 67, reside across the street at Clarence House.
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