Royal rewiring reveals hidden treasures in Buckingham Palace walls

Posted at 10:16 AM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 06:31:09-05

(RNN) – They’re changing the wiring at Buckingham Palace (and the plumbing and heating too).

When parts of your home are more than 300 years old, it’s time for some renovation work.

And this isn’t a quick weekend fixer upper either. It will take 10 years to rewire, replumb and replace the heating systems throughout the queen’s 775-room official residence.

As the crews dig through all the nooks and crannies of Her Majesty’s home, they’re finding some unexpected treasures.

Workers of the day probably just stuffed these things in the wall or under the floorboards, but in 2018 folks can ooh and ah over them.  

It’s a bit like a time capsule with a crumpled page from the Evening Standard newspaper from November 1889 showing up.

There’s also a nice collection of old cigarette packages.

With the project not expected to be completed until 2027, who knows what else the royal rubbish will reveal?

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