Palace Profile: Buckingham Palace

  June 18, 2017 at 4:30 am by

The East Front of Buckingham Palace during the 2009 Trooping the Colour

Location: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Built: 1702-1705 (original – Buckingham House); 1826-1837 (expansion); 1847 (expansion – East Front)
Architect: Captain William Winde (original); John Nash and Edward Blore (expansion)
Commissioned By: John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (original); George IV of the United Kingdom (expansion); Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort (expansion)
Style: French Neo-Classical
Rooms: 775
On The Palace Grounds: The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace Chapel, Palace Gardens, a post office
Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right of The Crown
Current Use: Administrative headquarters and official residence of the British Monarch
Fun Fact: In 1834, King William IV offered the Palace to Parliament to be used as the new Houses of Parliament. His offer was declined

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One Response to Palace Profile: Buckingham Palace

  1. John Yogis, Monarchist League of Canada (Branch Secretary-Halifax and Southwest, Nova Scotia) says:

    The precision is remarkable. Would love to have been there.

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