Queen rents Kensington Palace to Russian Olympic team
HER Majesty The Queen is cashing in on the London 2012 Olympics by renting a field adjoining Kensington Palace to Russian visitors. The Palace is home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the fragrant Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, whose rent must be up for reappraisal.
Occupy Kensington Palace will boost the Queen’s Sovereign Grant. That’s the plan that gives Liz 15 per cent of all Crown Estate profits. With that she must pay for her palaces, travel, bowling alley, indoor golf course, ribbon cutting, paint sniffing excursions and to feed the willowy blonde she visits on the fabled Sixth Floor of the Harvey Nichols department store in London.
And so it is that to augment this income, Sergei Kolushev and his Eventica outfit have leased – get this – Perks Field for 28 days from July 27 next summer.
There, Russia’s Olympic athletes will promote the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi, and, hopefully, not fire polonium 210-tipped spoons into their guests’ coffee.
It is not known how much the Russians are paying or what future plans the Queen has for her other assets. However, the Russian should know that for a negotiated fee, Liz can provide Prince Andrew to laugh at all your jokes, Sarah Ferguson to perform an exotic dance (with optional pint glass) and Prince Edward to vanish…