Buckingham Palace is the official residence of British Monarch. It has been a focus for British people all time, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. This building was known as Buckingham house and the place occupied by it was a small town. People of United Kingdom are always interested in to know about Buckingham palace that’s why today we are going to list things you need to know about Buckingham Palace London.
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1. Official Residence
Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official London residence. But ceremonies are held at St. James Royal palace. International delegates came to St. James Palace to meet with queen.
As I mentioned earlier Buckingham palace constitutes place of a whole town, Palace has 775 rooms which include 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
3. Statics in metres
Buckingham place is 108 metres long across front, depth is 108 metres and height is 24 metres. the floor of palace covers over 77000 square metres.
4. Owner was politician
This palace was created by a politician who was made Duke of Buckingham. He built Buckingham house for himself in 17th century.
5. George Bought
In 1761 George III bought Buckingham palace for his wife Queen Charlotte to use as a secondary family house near St. James place. Palace was also famous as queen’s house. 14 of Price George’s 15 Children born in Buckingham palace.
6. The balcony of Buckingham Palace
The balcony of Buckingham palace is also known all over world for its royal appearances. The first royal appearance at Buckingham palace balcony took palace in 1851 when Queen Victoria stepped in to it during the celebrations for the opening of Great Exhibition.
7. Doors and windows
There are 1514 Doors and 760 windows in Buckingham palace. All of the windows and door are cleaned every six weeks to keep them clean.
8. Electricity instalment
For the first time electricity was installed in Ball Room of Buckingham palace in 1883. Later between 1883 – 1887 electricity was extended throughout the palace. Today over 40000 light bulbs are installed in Buckingham palace.
9. Chinese design
Some rooms in Buckingham palace have Chinese design and architecture. That’s interesting.
10. Different flags
A flag always flies above Buckingham palace. When queen is in the house Royal Standard flag flies but when the queen is not in house union flag flies.
So, these are some interesting things to know about Buckingham Place. We hope you will like the stuff but stay in touch with us for interesting stuff about London.