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‘Current occupier’ of Kew Palace sent letter by TV Licensing

The palace complex, on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond, dates from 1631.

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Kew Palace in London was once the home of King George III (PA)

Kew Palace in London was once the home of King George III (PA)

Kew Palace in London was once the home of King George III (PA)

A letter has been sent to “The Current Occupier” of Kew Palace from TV Licensing despite the last resident being King George III.

Rachel Mackay, manager of historic royal palaces at Kew, posted a picture of the envelope marked “Action Required Immediately” on Thursday.

In a tweet, she said: “Oh good, it’s the time of year where I have to explain to the TV Licensing Authority why King George III hasn’t paid his TV licence since 1820.”

The palace complex, on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond, dates from 1631 and was home to George II and Queen Caroline, and then King George III, Queen Charlotte and their children.

PA