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Buckingham Palace is England's most famous royal palace and was built in 1702 by the Duke of Buckingham.
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Today, Buckingham Palace is a symbol and home of the British Monarchy, an Art Gallery, and a tourist attraction.It is also the London residence of the Queen and Prince Philip as well as the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The palace also houses the offices of the Royal Household and is the workplace of 450 people.
The Palace features 775 rooms in total measuring 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high. The Victoria Memorial is the golden statue of Queen Victoria which sits in front of the Palace facing down The Mall.
Buckingham Palace's 19 state rooms, ballroom and gardens are open to visitors during August and September while the Queen makes her annual visit to Balmoral.The State rooms house some of the Royal family's greatest treasures including paintings and the finest French and English furniture. Visit the spectacular Palace Ballroom and tour the Palace gardens with views of the west front of the Palace and the lake.There is an entry fee and tickets are limited so you should book ahead if possible.
You can tell whether the Queen is at home by checking to see if the Royal Standard is flying from the mast outside.
Buckingham Palace's is also popular for its Changing of the Guard spectacle (daily Apr-July and on alternating days for the rest of the year). Scheduled to take place at 11:30 am, the ceremony takes place as the new guard, marching behind a band, comes from either the Wellington or Chelsea barracks and takes over from the old guard in the forecourt of the palace.
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