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  The Royal Residences > Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837.
It evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Dukes of Buckingham.
Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, areas of Buckingham Palace are opened to visitors on a regular basis.
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  Buckingham Palace at AllExperts
Originally known as Buckingham House, the building forming the core of today's palace was formerly a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and acquired by King George III in 1762 as a private residence.
Buckingham House, as it was known, was eventually sold by Buckingham's descendant, Sir Charles Sheffield, in 1762 to King George III for £21,000.
James's Palace remained the official and ceremonial royal residence; indeed, the tradition continues to date of foreign ambassadors being formally accredited to "the Court of St. James's", even though it is at Buckingham Palace that they present their credentials and staff to the Queen upon their appointment.
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  Buckingham Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch.
Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.
Buckingham House, as it was known, was eventually sold by Buckingham's descendant, Sir Charles Sheffield, in 1762 to King George III for £21,000.
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 Buckingham Palace - MSN Encarta
Buckingham Palace, official London residence of the British monarch since Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837.
Buckingham Palace was built for the Duke of Buckingham and Normandy in 1702-1705 and purchased by George III in 1762, although St James's Palace continued to be the official royal residence until the accession of Queen Victoria.
Marble Arch, a triumphal arch built by John Nash in 1827, was the entrance to the palace until it was moved to the north-east corner of Hyde Park in 1851.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552233/Buckingham_Palace.html   (318 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace Gardens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buckingham Palace Gardens are situated at the rear of Buckingham Palace.
However when Buckingham Palace is open during August and September, visitors have access to part of the garden, which forms the exit from the Palace at the end of the tour.
Buckingham Palace Gardens was one of three royal sites excavated over four days by the Time Team of archaeologists led by Tony Robinson, on 25th-28th August 2006.
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 Buckingham Palace
The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, the wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by The Queen for the Nation.
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch since Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837.
Buckingham Palace was built by the Duke of Buckingham and Normandy in 1703 and bought by George III in 1761, although St James's Palace continued to be the official royal residence until the accession of Queen Victoria.
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 Buckingham Palace - Free English Encyclopedia from Turkcebilgi
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch (or sovereign), and the largest andquot;workingandquot; royal palace remaining in the world.
The palace, originally known as Buckingham House, was a large townhouse built for the [Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and acquired by [King George III in 1762 as a private residence.
Petersburg and at Tsarskoe Selo, the Papal Palace in Rome, the Royal Palace of Madrid, or indeed the former Palace of Whitehall.
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 Buckingham palace
Buckingham Palace, London —; one of the most famous addresses of the world for the last 240 years — is the London home of the British monarchy.
During these official banquets, the splendour of the palace could be felt : servants in scarlet and gold livery, ladies in full-length ball gowns, complete with sparkling diamonds and glittering tiaras and gentlemen in the formal court dress or the ceremonial costume.
Today, 40 acres of the palace’s garden provide a peaceful oasis for the royal family at the heart of London where a flock of exotic, pink flamingoes and white pelicans have made it their home.
www.assam.org /2000/6/buckingham_palace.htm   (690 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace - MSN Encarta
Buckingham Palace, official town residence of the British monarch since 1837, located near Saint James's Park, London.
Built by John Sheffield, 1st duke of Buckingham and Normandy, in 1703, the palace was purchased for the royal family in 1761 by George III, although St. James's Palace continued to be the official residence until the accession of Queen Victoria.
Buckingham Palace has about 600 rooms and 20 hectares (50 acres) of gardens.
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 Buckingham Palace London
Später wurde ihr vor dem Buckingham Palace ein Denkmal gesetzt, das Victoria Memorial 6.
Der Buckingham Palace verfügt heute über 600 Zimmer.
Hinter der Victoria Statue befindet sich Buckingham Palace 7.
www.london.citysam.de /buckingham-palace.htm   (365 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace
Buckingham House soon took on the role of the Queen’s House and all but one of George and Charlotte’s 15 children were born there.
Buckingham Palace is not only a beautiful monument and residence; it is also the administrative headquarters to English monarchy.
Contained in Buckingham are the offices of those that monitor the daily activities and duties of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and their immediate family.
www1.union.edu /~gilroyj/buckingham_palace.htm   (2352 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the year 1763 the palace was bought by the Royal Family and was extended to Royal Palace.
Then Queen Victoria lived in the palace, she was the first monarch in Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace has got an area of 20 hectares and has got 600 rooms, but only 12 rooms are used by Queen Elizabeth II and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh.
www.schule-bw.de /unterricht/faecher/englisch/projekte/internetprojekte/london/b_palace.htm   (369 words)

  
 Royal Horticultural Society - Publications: The Garden December 2004
Seen across the white carpet of lawn the west front of the Palace, built for George IV by John Nash, has changed little since Queen Victoria first saw it more than 160 years ago; she was overawed by the huge building but delighted with the garden for the sake of her spaniel Dash.
George IV decided that ‘Buckingham Palace’ should be the sovereign’s London home, but he had waited so long for his throne he did not have time to do anything to the garden.
The collection is appropriate because the present Buckingham Palace owes its existence to a walled garden of mulberries planted in the 1620s on land in Royal ownership but outside the west gate of St James’s Park, then a Royal hunting park.
www.rhs.org.uk /Learning/publications/pubs/garden1204/buckinghampalace.asp   (1708 words)

  
 Victorian London - Buildings, Monuments and Museums - Buckingham Palace
This palace, therefore, stands as a very dear proof that wealth, without knowledge of art and taste, cannot effect so much as moderate means aided by knowledge and sound judgment.
Buckingham Palace is a building as devoid of architectural pretensions as could well be found even in London.
It is the only royal palace in London ever used by the Queen as a residence, and until within the last few years was confined exclusively to that purpose, both drawing-rooms and levees being held at St. James’s.
www.victorianlondon.org /buildings/buckinghampalace.htm   (1532 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is a working setting for the monarchy - with three hundred staff involved in tasks from running the household to organising banquets for visiting heads of state and arrangements for ambassadors.
Photography is not allowed inside Buckingham Palace and visitors will be asked to check their bags at the security screening room near the entrance; the bags will be transported to the garden exit while the visitors are making their tour.
Buckingham Palace is located about 10min walk from Georgian House Hotel and about 10min walk from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
www.georgianhousehotel.co.uk /buckingham_palace.htm   (612 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace London for Kids
Buckingham Palace is not only the home of the Queen and Prince Philip but also the London residence of the Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and the Earl and Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward and his wife) and their daughter.
Buckingham Palace is used also for the administrative work for the monarchy.
Buckingham Palace was originally a grand house built by the Dukes of Buckingham for his wife.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /customs/questions/london/buckinghampalace.htm   (435 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace
The Palace is also the venue for great Royal ceremonies, State Visits and Investitures, all of which are organized by the Royal Household.
Although Buckingham Palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal collection, one of the major art collections in the world today, it is not an art gallery and nor is it a museum.
The New Guard marches to the Palace from Wellington Barracks with a Guards band, the Old Guard hands over in a ceremony during which the sentries are changed and then returns to barracks.
www.angelfire.com /oh5/welcome_to_england/Buckingham_Palace.htm   (351 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace
She was either an optimist or hadn't discovered that the drains didn't drain, the royal apartments were ventilated through the common sewers, the servants' bells didn't ring, and there were no sinks for the chambermaids.
When she moved in, Buckingham Palace became, for the first time, the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns.
Current opening details for Buckingham Palace, Queen's Gallery, and the Royal Mews, can be found at the official royal website www.royalcollection.org.uk.
www.britainexpress.com /London/buckingham-palace.htm   (1371 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace- London, United Kingdom - VirtualTourist.com
Buckingham Palace is a functioning Palace, events are still held here-state dinners, knighting ceremonies, etc. and the tour takes you through some of those rooms.
Buckingham Palace, one of several castles owned by the British Royal family, is one of the major tourist attractions in London.
Buckingham Palace is open to the public for two months each summer, August and September, with 18 rooms to view, including the Throne Room and State Room.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Greater_London/London-309228/Things_To_Do-London-Buckingham_Palace-BR-1.html   (1686 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace to be lit every night, despite energy concerns - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is lighting up Buckingham Palace every night for the rest of her reign.
The palace is using cost-efficient LED lights to create subtle lighting and highlight the building's architectural features, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said Monday.
The new initiative will make the palace one of the first major public buildings in London to use the light-emitting diodes in an effort to draw tourists to the landmark in the evening.
www.usatoday.com /travel/destinations/2006-10-23-buckingham-palace-lit-up_x.htm?csp=34   (292 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace, London
Visits to Buckingham Palace can be combined with visits to The Queen's Gallery, which reopened in May 2002.
From April to October it is possible to visit the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, the working stables for the royalty.
Buckingham Palace is relatively isolated from Public Transport.
www.londontoolkit.com /whattodo/buckinghampalace.htm   (567 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace Protest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Buckingham Palace launched a major review of security after the Daily Mirror newspaper placed an undercover reporter as a palace footman ahead of President Bush's state visit to Britain in November last year.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed that the Queen was away at Balmoral on her summer break and that no members of the royal family were in residence.
The Queen was not at the palace as she is at Balmoral in Scotland, the spokeswoman added.
www.fathers.ca /buckingham_palace_protest.htm   (6082 words)

  
 Buckingham Palace
The new palace exterior was constructed of honey-hued Bath Stone in the Neo-classical French design favored by George III and boasted a marble arch, the centerpiece of the enlarged courtyard that was built to commemorate the British victories at Trafalgar and Waterloo.
Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to take up residence in Buckingham Palace in July 1837 and her June 1838 coronation was the first State procession to leave from there.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most visited attractions in London and is a source of fascination for many royal-watchers.
www.angelfire.com /in/uktravelinfo/buckingham.html   (1179 words)

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