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Old 01-23-2010, 01:00 AM
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Ahh, I imagine it must be difficult to keep the rooms warm, even if the living quarters are cramped. It seems we have become accustomed to central air in modern buildings and larger living areas. Because Buckingham Palace is so old, it must be difficult to adapt it to modern comforts.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:47 PM
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I have been reading several books on British Royalty, and The Regency Room is mentioned frequently.

Where on the floorplan is room situated, and what is the usage of the room by The Royal Family?
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The Queen's Year is a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace, as part of the Summer Opening. July 20th till October 1st, 2010.

The exhibition "presents the spectacle and variety of the royal calendar, from the Royal Maundy Service and the Trooping the Colour ceremony to the State Opening of Parliament and Her Majesty's Christmas broadcast."

Lots of ceremonial dress on show, including the Robe of State - on public display for the first time. also the Queen's racing trophies - of course.


http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/de...article&ID=823
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:22 AM
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Further to 'The Queen's Year' exhibition, this Telegraph.co.uk article contains a very good photo of one of the impressive rooms (Ballroom/Throne Room?) in Buckingham Palace.

-> The Queen's Year: exhibition for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace in 2010 - Telegraph
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:57 AM
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The display pictured in the link looks fantastic. I would love to tour the exhibit.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:06 AM
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I am reading a biography of Louis and Victoria Mountbatten, grandparents of Prince Phillip. When they returned from Malta where Louis had been stationed, they found London expensive and not having a large income, economized by living in Eccleston Square, a cheap and unfashionable section of Pimlico. However, it was within walking distance of a small rear entrance to the gardens at Buckingham Palace and Queen Victoria had given a key to her granddaughter for daily walks there.

Anyone have photographs of the Palace's gardens and this rear entrance?
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Frozen in time: London's covering of snow captured on camera from the air | Mail Online

Snow covered BP.
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Beautiful views of BP and the fly past;
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Welsh castles 'more popular than Buckingham Palace'
Welsh castles 'more popular than Buckingham Palace' | UK news | The Guardian
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:24 AM
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The lavishly gilded interior state rooms of Buckingham Palace!

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Old 02-25-2011, 05:59 PM
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Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. The colors are so brilliant in the rooms, they really pop out!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:28 PM
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I am reading a biography of Louis and Victoria Mountbatten, grandparents of Prince Phillip. When they returned from Malta where Louis had been stationed, they found London expensive and not having a large income, economized by living in Eccleston Square, a cheap and unfashionable section of Pimlico. However, it was within walking distance of a small rear entrance to the gardens at Buckingham Palace and Queen Victoria had given a key to her granddaughter for daily walks there.

Anyone have photographs of the Palace's gardens and this rear entrance?
When I was in London I walked past this back entrance every day, it was near my hotel. Alas I didn't take any pictures.
I remember reading that the Queen use to slip out of this back entrance to go to the cinema with her favorite courtier Patrick Plunket.
Also, recently there was talk that BP is a real state of disrepair and needed renovations. Does anyone know if this is going to happen?
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:36 PM
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Royal Collection - Prince Philip: Celebrating Ninety Years
Here is a photo of Prince Philip in his study in Buckingham palace from 1969.
I had read that he had his study designed as a cabin like on a ship.
This doesn't look like that.
maybe it was his sitting room.
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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh occupy a suite of 12 rooms on the east facing wing of the palace. You can access these apartments via the White Drawing Room through a secret door disguised as a mirror, there is a handle attached to a sort of table. Prince Philip even has his own barber's attached to his suite.

The Private Royal apartments themselves are in perfect working order and need no alterations. Although, the state and semi-state rooms need a substancial about of work done to them.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:42 PM
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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh occupy a suite of 12 rooms on the east facing wing of the palace. You can access these apartments via the White Drawing Room through a secret door disguised as a mirror, there is a handle attached to a sort of table. Prince Philip even has his own barber's attached to his suite.
Yes, I believe Prince Philip occupies the suite that Queen Victoria's mother the Duchess of Kent occupied. Then later Kings Edward VII, and George V.
This suite consists of the Kings dressing room and bath, the Kings bedroom, the kings drawing room, the Kings study, the Indian room, the little chinese drawing room, and finally the chinese luncheon room, which there many pictures of.
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I live in the US and sadly I have never been to London but I wish to go and go see Buckingham palace, based on the pictures It seems beautiful inside.
And another thing

Didn't prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Gotha die because of the unsanitary conditions of Buckingham palace during his time?
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I live in the US and sadly I have never been to London but I wish to go and go see Buckingham palace, based on the pictures It seems beautiful inside.
And another thing

Didn't prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Gotha die because of the unsanitary conditions of Buckingham palace during his time?
From Wiki: On 9 December, one of Albert's doctors, William Jenner, diagnosed typhoid fever. Congestion of the lungs supervened, and Albert died at 10:50 p.m. on 14 December 1861 in the Blue Room at Windsor Castle, in the presence of the Queen and five of their nine children.[101] Though the contemporary diagnosis was typhoid fever, modern writers have pointed out that Albert was ill for at least two years before his death, which may indicate that a chronic disease, such as renal failure or cancer, was the cause of death.[102]

I also found this which I thought was quite interesting. This is the obituary that was printed in the Times. The Times Report of the Death of Prince Albert

With all the amazing history in BP and the grandeur of the rooms, BP would most definitely be high on my list of places to visit should I travel to London. The video posted earlier in this thread gives a pretty good virtual tour of the palace.
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I said it with Prs. Mary and I say it again in regards to Kate Middelton: I wonder if they know just how lucky they are to be part of such history. To be able to walk the halls of a palace filled with history is just amazing. To be able to get close up and possible even touch something that has been in existance for centuries is just amazing to me. to sit in a chair that Queen Victoria sat in, or wear beautiful jewels that she used to wear that were handed down to her, is just amazing.
I'm sure they are and were blinded by the beauty and luxury of everything in the palaces, but I'm literally blinded by the history of these things. Who they belonged to, who made them, how they were made, ect. ect. That is what I find truely amazing. and to have them last as long as they have, is even more amazing to me!
I mean most days, everything today is made by machines, not by hand, and they fall apart easily.
I'm just amazed.....
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Royal Collection - Prince Philip: Celebrating Ninety Years
Here is a photo of Prince Philip in his study in Buckingham palace from 1969.
I had read that he had his study designed as a cabin like on a ship.
This doesn't look like that.
maybe it was his sitting room.
Perhaps the "cabin like on a ship" is represented by the sleek wooden furniture. It might be teak, which would be very representative of a modern, mid-century ship.
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Perhaps the "cabin like on a ship" is represented by the sleek wooden furniture. It might be teak, which would be very representative of a modern, mid-century ship.
Yes, i see your point. I wish we could see more, but this photo only gives us a glimpse...
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