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Old 06-01-2012, 05:45 PM
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why don't all the British royals live their
From what I've read about Buckingham Palace is that as expansive as it is, you'd need a good pair of roller blades or a small mini bike to "zip" to the kitchen for a midnight snack. Its HUGE!

Although the Queen and the DoE reside there during the week (its easier to think of BP as the "office of the Firm", from Thursday until Monday, they're primarily at Windsor Castle unless at Sandringham over the Christmas holidays or Balmoral in the summer. I believe Anne, Andrew and Edward still have apartments there that they can use while in London too.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:14 AM
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I think Anne actually has an apartment at St James' Palace but having seen her being interviewed at Buckingham Palace I think she must have an office there.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:21 AM
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From what I've read about Buckingham Palace is that as expansive as it is, you'd need a good pair of roller blades or a small mini bike to "zip" to the kitchen for a midnight snack. Its HUGE!

Although the Queen and the DoE reside there during the week (its easier to think of BP as the "office of the Firm", from Thursday until Monday, they're primarily at Windsor Castle unless at Sandringham over the Christmas holidays or Balmoral in the summer. I believe Anne, Andrew and Edward still have apartments there that they can use while in London too.
Funny you should make this point, Osipi, as on the ITV documentary about the Queen last night, Prince Andrew showed the corridor at BP where he and his brother used to play as children. He said they never broke anything (amazingly); but the reason they played there is that it was a mile long walk from their rooms in Buckingham Palace to the garden! Understandably, they sometimes couldn't be bothered to walk that far to play outside, so they played along the hallway amid the priceless antiques.

I suppose us normal folk don't think about how big these palaces are and how long it would take to walk from one side of the building to the other.
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Hello. This is my first post on here. I just wanted to say that I am booked on a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace on June 30th and I am so excited! Has anyone else on here been inside the Palace? What was your experience?
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The Queen in bed after the birth of Prince Edward.
In the Belgian Suite, I think.
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I like that Her Majesty gave some commentary about Investitures.
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This was The Duchess of Cambridge's First Official Garden Party 2012:
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I often wondered if any of the fireplaces at Buckingham Palace are still used?
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:46 AM
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I often wondered if any of the fireplaces at Buckingham Palace are still used?
Yes, they are still used by The Queen and members of her family. Many of the fireplaces at the royal residences are still used, especially when they are entertaining guest.

The Queen is known to use an electric heater on regular days though.
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I really do wish BP would be opened to the public for more of the year - the tourist revenues could go directly towards the 30 million palace maintenance backlog - it has been deferred for long enough as it is.
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Yes, they are still used by The Queen and members of her family. Many of the fireplaces at the royal residences are still used, especially when they are entertaining guest.

The Queen is known to use an electric heater on regular days though.
Thanks,I knew about the other Palaces but just thought with London being such a built up area that fireplaces at Buckingham Palace wouldn't be used.
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I really do wish BP would be opened to the public for more of the year - the tourist revenues could go directly towards the 30 million palace maintenance backlog - it has been deferred for long enough as it is.
It wouldn't go directly to finance the repairs unless The Queen set up a separate fund with donations.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:37 PM
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It wouldn't go directly to finance the repairs unless The Queen set up a separate fund with donations.
I know - that's why I said it could do.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:24 PM
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But the rooms that are open to the public are also used almost weekly and many times a week for official engagements so it isn't possible to open them to the public - unless they were to cut back the receptions etc in these rooms and that would disappoint the people who attend them.

So far in June the following people have held a function at BP - The Queen, Charles, Andrew, Edward and Anne in the form of Garden Parties, Dinners, Receptions (formal occasions where a lot of people are present), Lunches, Investitures, Meetings and Receiveds (usually where one or two people are 'received by' a royal). A quick count has BP used for the above functions by royals other than The Queen on 15 days out of 26 in June. These events would have to be moved elsewhere to accomodate opening the palace more often as well as the disruption to the family that live there which is not just The Queen and Philip but it is also the London base for Andrew, Edward and Anne.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:32 PM
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ISnt the Queens Gallery and the Stables open nearly all year - or have I imagined that?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:49 PM
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Ok, so call in a logistics and space planner to maximize tourist revenue while utilizing other parts of the building. Then let them plan needed renovations - again maximizing utility/revenue while minimizing loss space time. We have done so much of this in the states, we could do it in our sleep. Of course, we have far less heritage to honor. I'm being cheeky!
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