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The members of the royal family have been asked to evacuate the Buckingham Palace before the year ends. Pictured: Royal family on the occasion of a dinner hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to mark the forthcoming Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke, 18 November 2007. Getty Images/Tim Graham/AFP

Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward have been asked to evacuate Buckingham Palace before the years end.

Nicholas Bieber, a journalist for Daily Star, the offices of the royal siblings will no longer be in Buckingham Palace. They will be moved to next door to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’ office at St. James’ Palace, which is close to the Clarence House.

The siblings’ offices are located in the east wing of Buckingham Palace, an area that faces the public.

Prince Andrew and Prince Edward have also been asked to move out of their respective homes and were instructed to find accommodation elsewhere in the palace. This is due to Prince Charles’ desire to give up their royal residence so that it can be opened to the public when he becomes King.

However, all of these transfers will only be temporary. They are also in line with the Buckingham Palace refurbishment. Approximately 3,000 pieces of artworks and furniture across six floors will also be removed from the palace.

The 10-year refurbishment was planned last year after it was discovered that the palace is at a catastrophic fire risk. The renovation is being estimated at $482 million.

Earlier this month, it was reported Queen Elizabeth II would also have to evacuate the palace when the project begins. A royal household source told The Telegraph that the Queen has been on board with the plan.

“The Queen is immensely pragmatic and she wants to stay in the palace. She said, ‘Let me know where you would like me to go,” the source said.

Prince Philip has also been tasked to oversee the renovation at his age of 97.

“The Duke of Edinburgh was very involved in the 1992 restoration of Windsor Castle. He is keen for us to follow a phased approach in the re-servicing project at Buckingham Palace and said, ‘You will learn from your mistakes,’” the source said.