Queen’s ‘focus’ on Philip despite Harry’s interview says expert
Despite the eye-watering costs, the Queen’s residences have already begun looking for greener alternatives including energy-efficient LED lighting and using hydroelectric power from the River Thames. The research has been released by price comparison website Uswitch.com, with its calculations based on the assumption that the properties in question are running on domestic tariffs. Buckingham Palace, with its 775 rooms, 77,000 square metres of floor space and swimming pool is estimated to be the most expensive royal residence in the UK, costing £1.1million a year to power.
Uswitch.com have cited energy experts as estimating 200kWh per m2 for an old house, while the average price of gas according to the Energy Saving Trust is 4.17p/kWh.
The average cost of running a swimming pool is estimated at £5,000 a year. The average UK electricity bill is currently £563 each year.
Windsor Castle is estimated to have the next highest energy bill of £393,523, with Kensington Palace third with £260,448.
But despite the eye-watering costs, the Queen is saving 40 percent on her annual electricity bill at her residence of Windsor Castle thanks to a hydroelectric power scheme on the River Thames.
Queen news: The Royal Family have been urged to cut energy costs – but the Queen has saved 40%
Queen news: Her Majesty’s residences have already begun looking for greener alternatives
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