There is an interesting note about the palace as well, that ties into the present royal family.
Although the architect of the East Front (the principal facade facing the Mall) was Edward Blore, the actual builder of the wing was Thomas Cubitt.
Thomas Cubitt was a leading master builder in London in the 19th century, and was also responsible for the development of Bloomsbury, Belgravia and Eaton Square in London, and for Osborne House in the Isle of Wight.
He was successful enough to build and personally fund a kilometer of the Thames Embankment as well.
He and his wife Mary Anne Warner were the parents of George Cubitt, who was created 1st Baron Ashcombe in 1892.
Thomas Cubitt and his son George are the direct ancestors of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
__________________ Ú i vethed...nâ i onnad. Minlû pedich nin i aur hen telitha. - Arwen & Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings (English translation: "This is not the end... it is the beginning. You told me once, this day would come.")
1. Floor plan of ground floor of BP at the accession of Queen Victoria.
2. First floor plan. The Royal apartments are to the right. Today the Duke of ED. occupies what were the Duchess of Kent's rooms.
3. Ballroom. Wills and Kate's "chillax" room!
4. Entrance hall.
Yes! Thats the Ballroom. But the photo shows how it looked during Queen Victoria's reign. Queen Mary gave BP a massive make-over in the 30's and your photo shows how the Ballroom was made over.
I've seen a photo of the Ball Supper room, but for the life of me I can't remember where.
Thank you! If you find the photo will you post it?
Also this full shot though looks weird when you compare it to the other 2 I posted though. Maybe it's just the opposite side cause on my first 2 you can see a small balcony and with this one you can only see the 2 chairs
This is the balcony room in QV's time.
It was then known as the Tapestry room. It is flanked on either side by guests suits. this room was used by Empress Eugenie as her drawing room when she visited the palace in 1855 with Napoleon lll.
At the time this photograph was taken the tapestries were a century old.
Where please, is this arched window and mini balcony, at Buckingham Palace? I cannot find this window on the east facade.
Taken 2011 Trooping of the Colour, and caption says Kate watching William ride out for the ceremony.
The Picture Gallery during QV's reign and after QM's renovation.
I did not realise what impeccable taste Queen Mary had, although of course I am familiar with some of her collections and the famous "doll house". She was a magnificent Queen Consort and she obviously had an artistic side to her as well. Brava, Queen Mary!
Many royals have lived and visited Buckingham palace but where can I read about the palace ghost stories at Buckingham it has seen some deaths, births, engagements and marriages so I'm sure it has some history of possible ghosts as well as Hampton court and possibly Kensington .
" An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed."
- Queen Victoria