Palace projects. Interesting facts about Buckingham Palace.
Inside Buckingham Palace.
The Palace has around 775 rooms, including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, a cinema and a swimming pool. It also has its own post office and police station.
About 400 people work at the palace, including domestic servants, chefs, footmen, cleaners, plumbers, gardeners, electricians who care and serve the entire building.
Buckingham Palace is also used for the administrative work of the monarchy. It was here, in the state apartments, Her Majesty receives and entertains guests invited to the palace. Each year in the palace incorporate about 50,000 guests for banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions.
History of the palace project
The building was originally built by the Duke of Buckingham for his wife. George IV began the transformation of the palace in 1826.
Who lives in Buckingham Palace today?
Geographically, Buckingham Palace is in the south-east of England, which is the official London residence of the British monarchy since 1837, and is the official home of the Queen.
Buckingham Palace is not only the home of the Queen and Prince Philip but also the London residence of the Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and the Earl and Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward and his wife), and their daughter.
Queen Victoria - the first monarch who came to live there. When the Queen is at home, you can see her royal banner with flagpole at the top of Buckingham Palace. This flag is called the "Royal Standard".
On guard outside Buckingham Palace - Royal Guardsmen.
Five Regiments Guards guarding the palace. They wear red jackets and tall, furry hats, which are called "bearskins." When first the guards come on duty, there is a ceremony called the "changing of the guard."
Changing of the guard
A familiar sight at Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard ceremony is that happens in the yard every morning. The monarch and the royal palace, guarded the royal troops from 1660.