Hole in the Royal Wall: Buckingham Palace has its very own cash machine and Post Office, documentary reveals
- Palace has own Coutts cash machine and staff have a Post Office and surgery
- Former press officer claimed they had to get rid of bar with staff ‘worse for wear’
- The Palace was built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham as a large townhouse
- It has a staggering 775 rooms comprising of 52 bedrooms and 78 bathrooms
The Queen has her very own cash machine and Post Office at Buckingham Palace, a royal documentary has revealed.
Despite the monarch said to never carry cash, Coutts, the bank favoured by the royals and millionaires, has installed an ATM at the Palace.
However the Channel 5 documentary, Secrets Of The Royal Palaces, does not reveal if the Queen has ever withdrawn money from it.
Buckingham Palace has its very own cash machine, installed by the upmarket bank Coutts, and a Post Office for its staff
And the Palace is home to a staff Post Office along with a doctor’s surgery which is able to perform ’emergency procedures’.
Former press officer to the Queen, Dickie Arbiter, revealed ‘they had to get rid’ of the Palace bar because staff were often ‘worse for wear’, he claimed.
The Queen’s ‘office’, as the monarch refers to it, was built by the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 as a large townhouse.
It has 775 rooms comprising of 52 bedrooms and 78 bathrooms following the construction of three further wings which surround the central courtyard.
And the ceiling in the famous ballroom is the height of three double decker buses at 44 feet tall.
Despite the monarch said to never carry cash, Coutts, the bank favoured by the royals and millionaires, has installed an ATM at the Palace (file image)
The Palace is home to a staff Post Office along with a doctor’s surgery which is able to perform ’emergency procedures’ (file image)
The documentary gives an insight into all of the royal palaces with fresh insights into Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Clarence House.
Footage in the documentary shows the balcony scene in 2016 for the Trooping of the Colour to mark the Queen’s official birthday.
However Prince William was told off by his grandmother for bending over to talk to Prince George as they waited for the flypast over Buckingham Palace.
The royal documentary also features contributions from former press officers, designer Nicky Haslam and former butler to Charles and Camilla, Grant Harrold.