Monday, June 23, 2014

$4 Million Refurb For Kate & William’s Palace Paid By Impoverished UK Citizens

The Royal Family have defended spending a seven-figure sum of taxpayer funds on refurbishing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Kensington Palace apartment.
The Cupola room at Kensington Palace

A royal spokesman said repairs and refurbishments - reported to cost around £4 million, though this figure was not confirmed by the royal household - included "significant amount of internal building" to "return the residence to function as a living space".

The King's Staircase at Kensington Palace in London

William and Kate's Kensington Palace apartment was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and was the home of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. Margaret remained there after their divorce and lived there until her death in 2002.

The living space was last refurbished in 1963.

A royal spokesman said: "This is the Duke and Duchess's one and only official residence. It is here that they plan to stay for many, many years to come."
The Presence Chamber, part of the King's State apartments at Kensington Palace

He said William and Kate "paid privately" for all the internal furnishings, including carpets and curtains.

The cost of renovating the new Kensington Palace home of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is to reach £4 million pounds, according to reports.

The taxpayer will foot the bill for extensive work on the property, including installing a new roof, overhauling the electrics and carrying out significant plumbing works.
Kensington Palace renovation works are funded by the taxpayer

A royal spokesman said repairs and refurbishments - reported to cost in the region of £4 million, though this figure was not confirmed by the royal household - would also see a "significant amount of internal building" to "return the residence to function as a living space".

He said William and Kate "paid privately" for all the internal furnishings, including carpets and curtains. They were also at pains to ensure that the specification is not extravagant.

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