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Queen Elizabeth told to boost Royal Family income

British politicians have told Queen Elizabeth II's household accountants that they need to boost the royal family's income.
The Delhi Durbar Tiara

British politicians have told Queen Elizabeth II’s household accountants that they need to boost the royal family’s income.

Suggestions have included more tours, leasing of the Royal Family’s properties and making its facilities available for commercial events.

We’ve seen some stunning exhibitions of royal heirlooms, palaces and gardens in recent years. The Queen’s finest gems were put on display for the first time to mark her Diamond Jubilee, and whole new sections of Kensington Palace were unveiled following a £12 million refurbishment.

Hopefully the Public Accounts Committee has these types of initiatives in mind, in order to put some of the Royal assets to work.

May we suggest some?

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Dress and Robe in the exhibition ‘The Queen’s Coronation 1953’. Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Dress and Robe in ‘The Queen’s Coronation 1953’. Photo: Getty Images

A replica of the place settings at the Coronation State Banquets in ‘The Queen’s Coronation 1953’. Photo: Getty Images

The place settings at the Coronation State Banquets. Photo: Getty Images

The place settings at the Coronation State Banquets. Photo: Getty Images

The Coronation Pen, used by Queen Elizabeth II to sign the Coronation Oath. Photo: Getty Images

The order of service used by Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation. Photo: Getty Images

Dresses for the Maids of Honour at Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation. Photo: Getty Images

The King’s Grand Staircase in Kensington Palace.

A statue of Queen Victoria at Kensington Palace, sculpted by her daughter Princess Louise.

The Kensington Palace gardens.

The King’s State Rooms at Kensington Palace.

The dresses of Diana, Princess of Wales, are seen on display at Kensington Palace. Photo: Getty Images

The dresses of Diana, Princess of Wales, are seen on display at Kensington Palace. Photo: Getty Images

Details of dresses of Diana, Princess of Wales, are seen on display at Kensington Palace. Photo: Getty Images

The dresses of Diana, Princess of Wales, are seen on display at Kensington Palace. Photo: Getty Images

The Diamond Diadem is displayed at Buckingham Palace celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Photo: Getty Images

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara on display for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Photo: Getty Images

A Commonwealth Broach on display in the Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration exhibition. Photo: Getty Images

The curator of Royal Collections holds the Delhi Durbar Tiara, which was loaned to the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005. Photos: Getty Images

The emerald and diamond stomacher designed for the Delhi Durbar. Photo: Getty Images

The Cullinan III and IV Broach (left) and Commonwealth necklace (right) displayed at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Photos: Getty Images

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Photos: Getty Images

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Photos: Getty Images

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Photos: Getty Images

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Photos: Getty Images

The Gold State Coach Built In 1762 By King George III, display for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Photo: Getty Images

The Gold State Coach Built In 1762 By King George III, display for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Photo: Getty Images

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