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The Queen is reportedly less than amused by the performance of new energy-efficient lights in Buckingham Palace

During a recent meeting of the Privy Council she was seen struggling to read the names of the bills being passed. Labour leader Ed Miliband told MPs that the new lighting, installed recently to replace traditional lamps, emitted a ‘pretty dim’ light.

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