After 30 years, the Ministry of Defense has decided to stop sending pharmaceuticals to the royal family.
On cost-cutting concerns, the Ministry of Defence will stop delivering medicines to royal homes. The Queen had put an end to the 30-year-old tradition, according to MoD officials, who suggested that workers might pick up prescriptions in person.
Military drivers dressed in civilian attire have been making daily or weekly trips to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Clarence House, and even Windsor Castle for more than three decades.
The first stop was always Buckingham Palace, and all deliveries were anticipated to be completed by 9.30 a.m.
Medicine bottles were tagged merely with codes instead of names to anonymize them in case of a security breach during the high-security operation, which was trailed discreetly by a van holding armed guards.
At Royal households, this number was compared to the one they had been assigned.
A driver was required to stay in place for “a desired consistency,” but plain dressed soldiers were also given a specific code phrase in case royal employees challenged them.
All drivers were cautioned that exceeding the speed limit would not only result in their posting being revoked, but would also result in a permanent black mark on their record.
Daily supplies were discontinued earlier this year in order to save money for the Ministry of Defence, which is ultimately accountable for the covert operation.
For urgent cases, an exception was made.
Her Majesty has now determined that members of the royal family will be able to fill their prescriptions at a lower cost to the taxpayer.
According to insiders, filled prescriptions will be collected from specified areas under the new system.
An MoD source claimed, “There have been times when the delivery consisted of two packets of painkillers.”
“Aware of this, the Queen had already begun to streamline the process by requesting that deliveries be reduced from daily to once a week during a meeting with top military officials.
“Her Majesty has now chosen to relieve the Ministry of Defence of this responsibility entirely. The Queen sees no reason why London households, including her own, should be unable to dispatch employees to obtain medications.”
“We would not comment on private medical household arrangements,” a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said.