“[MPs] backed changes to the Sovereign Grant – the funding formula for the monarchy’s official duties – by 464 votes to 56.
The grant will increase by 66% to pay for the £369m refurbishment.
Officials say the essential work – set to take 10 years – is needed to avoid the risk of “catastrophic building failure”.
Ageing cables, lead pipes, wiring and boilers will be replaced, many for the first time in 60 years, amid fears about potential fire and water damage.
Two Labour MPs – Rushanara Ali and Dennis Skinner- were among those who opposed the move, along with 46 from the SNP.”
The Queen pays – not a penny for the 775 room, 78 bathroom property refurbishment, which is only one of many properties she and her family occupy throughout the year.