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The Power Behind The Throne

by | 25th, July 2005

‘FROM the Queen mum’s solar-powered hats to the Countess of Wessex’s many well-earned breaks, the Royal Family has a long and noble tradition of energy conservation.

Enough bling to light up a small city

And now, as the Times says, the Queen is ready to go the extra kilowatt and run Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle, on hydroelectric power.

Planning permission has been granted to lower four turbines into Romney Weir on the river Thames.

“We’re constantly looking at ways of saving energy,” says a spokesman for the Queen. “We use energy efficient lightbulbs at Buckingham Palace and recycle

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