Buckingham Palace History

The Certified London Home of Britain’s Monarchs.

 

Since 1837 Buckingham Palace has been the certified London home of Britain’s monarchs and is still running today as their administrative head office.

With many receptions being held by The Queen herself in the State Rooms it’s surprising that more than 50,000 people still visit the Palace annually for lunches, receptions and the occasional Royal Garden Party.

Buckingham House

Buckingham Palace was initially known as Buckingham House, the bulk of what today makes up the main part of the palace was originally built as a private townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham back in 1703.
It wasn’t until 1761 when it was obtained by George III as a private home for Queen Charlotte it became known as ‘The Queen’s House’.
Finally in 1837 it was acquired by Queen Victoria as the official royal palace not before being enlarged during the 19th century
by architects of the state John Nash and Edward Blore who built three wings around the central courtyard.

 

The Royal Animals Exhibition

The Royal Animals Exhibition

  The Royal Animals Exhibition you won’t want to miss Late last year, it was announced that an all-new exhibition was coming to Buckingham Palace, featuring none other than the palace’s favourite royal animals. Among those featured are the Queen’s beloved corgis and...

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Harry & Meghan

Harry & Meghan

  HARRY AND MEGHAN On 8th January 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an announcement that shocked the world via their official Sussex Royal Instagram feed. Harry and Meghan announced that they had made the decision to step back as senior members of the Royal...

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A Royal Christmas in 2019

A Royal Christmas in 2019

  The Royal Family at Christmas 2019 The Royal Family are a massive part of public life in the UK and play a key role in the stability we all enjoy. Theirs has been a constant, reassuring presence over the years and gives the whole of the UK a real sense of history....

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