Buckingham Palace | Tourope

Well, here is the Crown’s and U.K.’s star landmark, Buckingham Palace but according to the Crown, we can’t say the same thing for the Royal couple, can we?

Buckingham Palace is heavily mentioned in Season 1, Episode 8; Season 3, Episode 4 and in other seasons and episodes naturally. The episode “Dear Ms Kennedy” in Season 2, Episode 8 was also remarkable for Kennedys’ visit to Buckingham Palace.

As for the history of this lovely 775 room palace, it is still the official residence of Britain’s monarchy, as it has been since Queen Victoria’s designation in 1837. Much of the Palace was constructed as early as 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham.

Buckingham House (as it was then known) was purchased in 1762 by George III, who used it as a private residence. Over the following 75 years, the house was expanded to form three wings around a central courtyard.

When Queen Victoria discovered Buckingham Palace lacked several ‘necessary’ rooms – such as a formal ballroom, a nursery, visitor’s bedrooms and others – major additions were undertaken, including adding an entire wing to form a quadrangle.

Buckingham Palace is the home of the Changing Guard Ceremony in London. The Changing of the Guard has been a tradition for hundreds of years whereby the Household Regiment, the Queen’s Guards at Buckingham Palace, change shift in a fascinating show of pomp and circumstance.

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