The Queen has announced a new company to buy royal office computers for the Royal Household and will soon have the machines in use at the Palace of Westminster.
The announcement came during a live question and answer session with the public during a royal visit to the United Kingdom.
The Royal Mail has sold a number of its business and equipment, including royal email servers and an office cafe, to a consortium of private companies.
The Queen’s office machines are among the machines that will be bought by the private group Royal Office Machines.
The sale of the Royal Mail’s IT assets will give the group a stake in the royal household and a number other businesses.
The announcement of the sale comes amid a long and complicated bidding process for the purchase of the company, which is already valued at £12bn.
The group said it was working with the Royal Family to secure a new buyer for the machines, which are still being used by the Queen’s family.
“The Royal Household is looking for a suitable buyer for its vast collection of office equipment,” said the statement.
“This is a complex project involving a number parties, including the Royal family, the Crown Estate, Royal Mail and the private sector, which has made a number decisions and taken steps to ensure that the equipment has been stored and protected for the long term.”
We look forward to working with them and the Government to ensure it is a good deal for all concerned.
“The Queen said she hoped the new company would help secure a deal for the machine.”
My priority is to see that the machines are safe for the Queen and that they are kept up to date,” she said.”
I also hope the new owners will consider the needs of the Queen, as the new owner will have a greater stake in this valuable property.
“As the Queen said, she wants her staff to have access to her office.”
She added: “I am confident that the new private company will take a long-term view to its investment in these important properties and that it will be able to provide for the safety and security of its employees and their equipment.”
It is important that the staff have confidence that they can rely on these important and important properties to support their lives.
“Royal Mail said it had purchased the machines and that the Queen had signed the sale contract.
The company’s chief executive, Andrew Rake, said it would make the purchase in partnership with the Government.”
We are delighted to be a part of this important new project, and look forward that we can work with the Queen to secure the best possible outcome for our employees and customers.”