knows how to be thrifty
when it comes to the Buckingham Palace thermostat.
John Stillwell / Pool via Reuters
A close-up of the queen's thrifty temperature solution.
A newly released photograph shows
how the royals keep costs down during the winter.
The picture shows the queen receiving the Australian High Commissioner in the Palaceís ornate Audience room where, instead of a roaring fire, a red-hot, double-bar space heater sits in the fireplace.
The UK's Telegraph
offers that such a heater would cost £29.99 Ė or about $46. Buckingham Palace spans 830,000 square feet, and temperatures in London
Thursday dipped to a low of 34 degrees
The queen is known for her frugality, often noting her nationís economic recession when she makes serious cuts in palace budgets.