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Buckingham Palace

 Information on Buckingham Palace

In total, Buckingham Palace has a grand total of 775 rooms. This includes 52 guest and royal bedrooms, 19 staterooms, 188 staff bedrooms,78 bathrooms and 92 offices. The building covers a surface of 198 meters by 120 meters and is 24 meters high. Buckingham Palace is significantly larger than the White House. If you consider every square inch of the White House, it still comes to only 55,000 square feet. Buckingham Palace is the 14th largest palace in the world and of course one of the most famous palaces, especially as it is more than 320 years old. Larger than Buckingham Palace is the world's largest royal palace in Madrid, which covers 135,000 square metres and contains 3418 rooms. 



Information on the royals 

Buckingham Palace was commissioned in the late 1700s by King George I. The first queen to live in the Buckingham Palace was Queen Victoria in 1836, when she was married to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. The palace’s private quarters had been Queen Elizabeth II’s formal residence since 1936 when her father took the throne. It has been speculated to be King Charles III and his Queen consort's new home. Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born in Buckingham Palace on the 14th of November. You can visit Buckingham Palace all the way from July to October. 



Fun facts 

Buckingham Palace is so special because it is a working building as well as the gem of the United Kingdom, serving as a venue for numerous royal ceremonies and royal events. It is used for things such as entertaining foreign heads of state to celebrating achievements at receptions and investitures. The value of Buckingham Palace is at an astonishing £ 4.9 billion. According to Brian Hoey, the Royal author, the Queen staff always checked the heat of the water with a thermometer. The Queen liked her Bath to be at a specific depth of precisely 7 inches. Of course, the monarchs have a private indoor swimming pool at Buckingham Palace, which has always been the favourite spot of the entire royal family. Buckingham Palace got its name from a house that was built for John Sheffield, the Duke of Buckingham. Finally, it was bought by George III in 1762 for his wife Queen Charlotte. It was known as the Queen's home by the order of George IV before John Nash initiated the conversation of the house into a palace. In September 1940, five bombs were dropped on Buckingham Palace. Instead of leaving this dangerous scene, the king and queen decided to stay at Buckingham Palace in solidarity with the people that had been living through the Blitz. 

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