She should tell the staff st Buckingham to go home and turn it into a hospital, Downton Abbey style. I'm sure it would help the NHS. And if they are not going to work, stop taking payment from the government. This lockdown, only day 6, is already getting to me. It's just me and the cat.
Buckingham Palace is in the middle of a major refurbishment. There is building work going on - especially to replace out of date electrical wiring, plumbing and remove ALL the asbestos in the palace. This refurbishment is scheduled to take a decade to complete. Hardly the environment into which you would want to put people with lung problems - such as the covid 19 patients.
Where would you suggest the 100+ staff 'at Buckingham Palace' go 'home' to when they live at the Palace i.e. Buckingham Palace IS their home?
The UK would be better off doing what Spain is doing and turning the hotels into hospitals - at least they have up to date wiring and plumbing for the main as they get refurbished and updated way more often than the palaces do.
Regarding the Sovereign's Grant it's my understanding that much of that is used to pay for the salary of their support staff so I would have some concerns about their assistants, secretaries, clerks etc..not receiving income at this point in time.
Why - the work of the monarchy is still going on - just not the public engagements. All the correspondence is being received and replied to, the red boxes are coming and needing to be dealt with. Arrangements to reschedule engagements or organise tele-conferences rather than meetings etc.