The Queen has been forced to live in ‘crumbling’ surroundings, with a 60-year-old boiler struggling to heat Buckingham Palace, it was claimed today as it emerged the Royal Estate now requires £50million of repairs.
The monarch has seen utility bills soar by 50 per cent in just a year to hit £3.1million. Palace aides were today challenged about why they failed to ‘fix’ energy tariffs as families are urged to do.
It also emerged courtiers are planning to scrap the Royal Train when the current carriages are taken out of service within the next 10 years, complaining it is too noisy, uncomfortable and expensive.
The Queen is hit by energy price rises as utility bills soar by £1m