Is the Queen really moving out of Buckingham Palace?

Say it isn't so!

Queen calls for emergency meeting
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Say it isn't so!

Queen Elizabeth is one of the most talked about women in the world, from her bold fashion choices to her hilarious sense of humour.

And from her traditional abode at Buckingham Palace to her trademark white bouffant and little black handbag, the monarch always remain the same.

It has been announced however that one of these is about to change, with Queen Elizabeth reportedly planning to move out of her Buckingham Palace home.

Why? It's all part of the Buckingham Palace restoration project, overseen by her husband, Prince Philip.

Yes, Buckingham Palace is set to undergo a revamp amounting to £369 million and set to last 10 years. But we can relax a little as it's not scheduled to take place until 2025.

So while there's some time to wait, the Queen will be forced to set up camp elsewhere, reportedly being very accommodating about the move, telling aides, 'Let me know where you would like me to go'.

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(Image credit: Robert Perry/REX/Shutterstock)

But while rumours have been spreading that the monarch might be forced to move out, it has been revealed this week that she might be able to stay in Buckingham Palace during the renovation after all.

'The Queen is immensely pragmatic and she wants to stay in the palace,' a source explained, going on to suggest that she will probably be moved to an apartment in a different wing of the palace.

So at least tradition won't be broken too much - plus we've got seven years to get used to it!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.