Queen Elizabeth II hit by £18 million hole in finances after palaces shut to tourists

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 19, 2020, 12:34 PM(IST)

Queen Elizabeth II Photograph:( AFP )

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"The whole country is very likely to be impacted financially by a coronavirus and the royal household is no exception," said a spokesperson of Buckingham Palace.

The deadly Covid-19 virus could blow a dent of £18 million in the Queen Elizabeth II's accounts after palaces and castles were closed to travellers due to the lockdown restrictions.

Individuals from staff in the illustrious family unit face pay freezes and ventures have likewise been ended amid the terminations. 

These incorporate Buckingham Palace, which as a rule invites guests during summers when the Queen is at Balmoral.

"The whole country is very likely to be impacted financially by a coronavirus and the royal household is no exception," said a spokesperson of Buckingham Palace.

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 160 to 34,796, the health department said on Twitter on Monday.

A total of 246,406 people have tested positive for the virus, up 2,684.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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