About Buckingham Palace
The Center Piece of Britain’s Constitutional Monarchy
Buckingham Palace is home to over 775 rooms, 19 of these are State rooms along with 52 official royal bedrooms and guest rooms.
The staff themselves, have an impressive 188 bedrooms, 92 offices and a lavish 78 bathrooms.
Still very much a working building it is the center piece of Britain’s constitutional monarchy which includes the everyday duties of
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh as well as their immediate family.
Buckingham Palace was first opened to the general public in 1993 and it is opened every year between April and September since.
Smaller ceremonies such as the reception of new ambassadors take place in the "1844 Room". Here too the Queen holds small lunch parties,
and often meetings of the Privy Council. Larger lunch parties often take place in the curved and domed Music Room, or the State Dining
On all formal occasions the ceremonies are attended by the Yeomen of the Guard in their historic uniforms, and other officers of the
court such as the Lord Chamberlain. Since the bombing of the palace chapel in World War II, royal christenings have sometimes taken
place in the Music Room.
The Queen's first three children were all baptised here in a special gold font. Prince William was also christened in the Music Room;
however, his brother, Prince Harry, was christened at St George's Chapel, Windsor