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Buckingham Palace open to public

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Where: London (uk), United Kingdom
When: 23 Jul - 3 Oct 2017
Website: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.

Today the State Rooms are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.

The palace has been the official London residence of the monarch since Queen Victoria moved there in 1837. It was built on the site of what was originally Buckingham House, purchased by King George III as a private residence. George IV initiated the development of the building into a royal palace upon his coronation in 1820, hiring architect John Nash to add to the existing structure.

The State Rooms are examples of Nash's addition to the existing buildings, while the ballroom was built according to the orders of Queen Victoria. An exhibition of the various honours and investitures bestowed by the Queen is on display in the ballroom.

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