Don't blame me - I didn't cook it.
- May 29, 2009
- Flitwick, Bedfordshire, 1874
Yeah but IIRC that is to address years of lack of improvements and modernising.Buck house has/is having a lot spent on it I believe.
Her Maj pretty much only used a handful of rooms when she stayed there.
Mostly it's simple stuff like wiring, plumbing and glazing that they're sorting out.
After all, Buck Pal was originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, with the 3 wings added in the 1800s and early 1900s at the front, and the whole building has 775 rooms, including 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, 52 principal bedrooms and 19 state rooms. It also has a post office, cinema, swimming pool, doctor's surgery, and jeweller's workshop. (The Royal family occupy a small suite of private rooms in the north wing).