Cape Town – Buckingham Palace, home to the British Monarchy for over 250 years, is officially being reserviced.
The massive 10-year program to refit the aging building is reportedly costing British taxpayers a bit more this year, however due to many of the palace's heating, electrical and plumbing systems not being updated since the 1950s, extensive work is needed.
This includes the palace lifts which staff often use, especially when delivering food from the kitchen to function rooms.
To highlight just how extensive the route staff have to take is, the palace released a time-lapse video of how the staff navigate through the building from the kitchen to the Chinese Drawing Room for functions.
Talk about a workout!
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Many of the lifts at the Palace are old and impractical - here's how staff currently navigate from the kitchens to the Palace's Chinese Drawing Room for functions. The route will be more practical & efficient when new lifts are installed: https://t.co/P6aLLSrpTI pic.twitter.com/l8E3Kydiya— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 23, 2018
Explaining exactly why one of the most recognisable and important buildings in the world needs such a massive upgrade, the royal family released a video containing unique tidbits about the palace you may not have known.
How many plug sockets does the palace have? How many light fittings need to be reserviced?
WATCH THE VIDEO TO FIND OUT HERE: