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Buckingham Palace

Biography

Understated, sturdy, simple and stately on the outside. Sumptuous, vast, grand and suitably palatial on the inside, welcome to our majesty the Queen’s very own home sweet home. Wipe your feet please…

The Basics

As the building that symbolises the residency of the English (and British) monarchy, Buckingham Palace is undoubtedly hugely iconic.

The Basics
Fine foundation

Fine foundation

Today, Buckingham Palace is the largest "working" royal palace remaining in the world, and boasts arguably one of the most famous façades of any building worldwide.

Major changes

With the ascension of Queen Victoria in 1837, Buckingham Palace became the official royal palace of the British monarchy and the last major structural additions were carried out during the feisty royal’s reign.

Major changes
The nation’s palace

The nation’s palace

Buckingham Palace is considered by most people, and indeed is, as inaccessible as Fort Knox. But in addition to being the place where the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh rest their heads during the week, the Palace is the workplace of over 450 people.

A place of protest

A world-renowned English icon, Buckingham Palace has been the site of protest action and publicity stunts for many years. In the early 20th century, suffragettes chained themselves to the palace railings.

A place of protest