- The Queen’s home at Buckingham Palace is being renovated, and it looks completely different than usual.
- Palace officials removed all the fancy art and furniture from the palace’s East Wing, and you’d never recognize the space in its before-and-after photos.
Good morning to everyone except for people who aren’t obsessed with the royal family! Exciting things are happening over at Buckingham Palace, by which I mean some old dusty corridors are being renovated for Queen Elizabeth. Which sounds vaguely boring but has actually given us a glimpse into what Buckingham Palace looks like without the glitz, glam, priceless art, and supremely dated red carpeting.
Much like Clueless’s very own Cher Horowitz, the Queen loves herself a makeover, and she’s in the process of ‘reservicing’ her home. Apparently, work just started on the East Wing, and ‘around 3,000 pieces from the Royal Collection’ were moved to some random fancy sounding areas called ‘the Chinese Dining Room,’ the ‘Yellow Drawing Room,’ and the “Centre Room” in order for “essential renovations to take place.”
And the result? The result is a glimpse at the palace at its most bare-bones and understated—and it’s surprisingly really cool and chic looking! Like, I can totally see a Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson romantic comedy that my mother loves taking place here.
Recently, @RCT have removed all objects from #BuckinghamPalace’s East Wing, including over 3,000 works of art.
Shown here is the Principal Corridor, home to the Centre Room, which leads onto the historic balcony – used by the Royal Family on national occasions. pic.twitter.com/OdfH4uXcK9
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 10, 2019
FYI, among the objects moved were 200 paintings, 40 chandeliers, 100 mirrors, 30 clocks, and hella furniture. On that note, here, allow me to gift you with this extremely nerdy video that offers a cool look into the Queen’s fancy AF home:
This post was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com