Queen’s residence in London: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96. Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952 and held the royal throne for nearly 7 decades. Queen Elizabeth II lived in the Royal Palace of London. His royal palace is known as Buckingham Palace. The Queen also owned several other residence houses, including Windsor Castle, Sandringham House and Balmoral, but the most famous of them all is Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace is located in the middle of London and there are discussions of its grandeur all over the world. This palace looks quite luxurious from inside. Near Buckingham Palace are Victoria Tube Station, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. One can go around this palace by bus. On the other hand, if one wants to go by coach (train), then this palace is only 10 minutes walk from Victoria Coach Station.
According to Britain’s website Royal Collection Trust (Rct.uk), Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of British rulers (king or queen) since 1837. This royal palace of Queen Elizabeth II is opened to tourists every summer. According to Bloomberg, the price of this royal house is said to be around 341 billion rupees (3.7 billion pounds).
According to Rct.uk, Buckingham Palace, the royal palace of Queen Elizabeth II, has 775 rooms. These include 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. Read Also:- National Scholarship Portal emerging as one stop solution for students
The length of the royal palace Buckingham Palace is 108 meters and the depth is 120 meters. This palace looks quite grand in view. Many royal events take place at Buckingham Palace, from foreign heads of state to VIPs from other countries.
More than 50,000 people attend Buckingham Palace each year as guests at royal banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and garden parties. Weekly meetings with the Prime Minister of Britain and the reception of foreign ambassadors are also held in this palace.
Receptions are held in this palace throughout the year to pay respect to the people working in Industry, Government, Donation, Sport, Commonwealth and other areas of life. Buckingham Palace is often the center of important national events. Read Also:- The phone can explode like a bomb, do you even charge your mobile like this?
Buckingham House was the property of the Duke of Buckingham until 1762. Buckingham Palace was known as ‘The Queen’s House’ when George III acquired it as a private home for his wife, Queen Charlotte, and their children.
Lord Goring of Hurstpierpoint built a house in about 1640. After gradual construction, it took the form of Buckingham House. After the death of Hurstpierpoint, George II bought it and then the generations went on. George V called on architect John Nash to repair his residential house, and after renovation, in 1825, it got the name ‘Buckingham Palace’. Sir John Soane also presented a plan to remodel Buckingham House and further work was done on it. Then later the western part was built during the reign of Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria was actually the first monarch to live there as queen.
Queen Victoria came to live at Buckingham Palace for the first time in July 1837. When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840, some shortcomings were seen in that palace. After this, after completing the shortcomings, this palace was completed in 1847. The Palace also houses the Nash Gallery, also known as the Queen’s Gallery. In this, old master paintings, unique furniture, decorative items are kept.
Buckingham Palace is open to tourists in the summer and is open to a limited number of tourists each year on December, January and Easter. It takes 2 hours 30 minutes to visit the royal palace.
Visitors can roam around the 19 decorated State Rooms, Throne Room, Grand Staircase, FineArt Paintings Room etc. From July to October, this palace is open to the general public. According to the official website of the Royal Collection Trust, a ticket for Buckingham Palace State Room Visit costs 1803 rupees (19.50 pounds) for those 18 to 24 years old and 2774 rupees (30 pounds) for people over 24 years old. Whereas the ticket for children below 5 years is free.