Unsurprisingly, Buckingham Palace is heavily featured in The Crown. It’s the official residence of Britain’s monarchy, as it has been since Queen Victoria’s designation in 1837. Much of this 775 room 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.