Buckingham Palace to be hotel?

A biography of the Queen Elizabeth II set to publish this week postulates that Prince Charles plans to turn Buckingham Palace into a luxury hotel.

The book, by BBC journalist Andrew Marr, suggests the 775-room London royal palace could transform into a government hotel not open to the general public, as a revenue-generator. Part of the building would also be used as a museum.

The palace’s state rooms are currently open to the general public during the months of August and September. However, palace officials denied that plans to convert parts of the palace into a hotel are in the works.