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Sovereign Grant Act 2011

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Section 11: Maintenance of Royal Palaces and related land

88.This section removes the responsibility of the Secretary of State to maintain the Royal Palaces and related land that are in future maintained by Her Majesty out of the Sovereign Grant.

89.The following Royal Palaces are currently maintained by the Royal Household using grant-in-aid from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Estimate: Buckingham Palace; St James’s Palace, Clarence House and Marlborough House Mews; the residential and office areas of Kensington Palace; the Royal Mews and Royal Paddocks at Hampton Court; and Windsor Castle and buildings in the Home and Great Parks at Windsor. They are usually referred to as the “Occupied Royal Palaces”. Her Majesty (through the Royal Household) is to maintain them out of the Sovereign Grant. For more information on the Occupied Royal Palaces, see the annual reports of Royal Public Finances mentioned in paragraph 13.

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