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Five things you might not know about Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s London residence is one of London's most famous landmarks, but it holds a few surprises, too. Check out our fascinating lesser-known gems before you visit

When parts of Buckingham Palace were first opened for public visits a few years ago, it was a major coup for London tourism. Yes, at last everyone was invited to spend a day out chez Liz. However, while the big annual exhibitions during the Summer Opening (a look around the State Rooms where banquets are held and all the action happens) tend to be what everyone talks about, there are parts of the palace you can visit all year round.

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Five interesting facts about Buckingham Palace

Forget social media and 24-hour news streams, whenever there’s a royal birth or death, tradition has it that an announcement notice is attached to the front railings of the palace for the public to read.

The State and semi-State Rooms look almost exactly as they did when John Nash designed them for George IV.

If the Queen is at home, the flag flying above Buckingham Palace is the Royal Standard (that’s the one with two red corners, a yellow corner and a blue corner). If she is away, the Union Jack flies from the flagpole. Usually the flag is a standard size, but on special occasions, like the Queen’s official birthday or a royal wedding, a bigger flag is hoisted. Nice touch.

The Palace is younger than you think. The former grand house was transformed into a palace only in the 1800s and it wasn’t until the early 1900s that the famous forecourt and front façade were added.

You can meet the Queen’s horses (well, some of them) on a visit to Buckingham Palace – you’ll find them in the Royal Mews, along with the elegant carriages used for State occasions.

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Behind the Scenes: Inside Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace serves as the British Royal Family's London residence and was Queen Elizabeth II's administrative headquarters before her death on Sept. 8, 2022. Of course, that makes it a must-visit spot when traveling to London.

Many gather in front of the palace to witness the ceremonial changing of the guards, and tours are available on occasion to give visitors a glance at State rooms. But those only make up a small portion of the 775 rooms within Buckingham Palace, 52 of them dedicated to the Royal Family and their guests.

Want to get a better understanding of exactly how the Royal Family lives? Follow along on our tour.

East Fascade, Facing the Mall

Buckingham Palace was originally Buckingham House, constructed in 1703. King George III bought the house in 1761 for his wife, Charlotte.

The home received an expansion by extending the length of the home in 1826. By 1847, the East Facade was added with the two connecting wings to enclose what's called the Quadrangle and become the palace we see today.

Centre Balcony Room


The view we most often see of Buckingham is that facing the East Facade, as the Royal Family appears on special occasions on the balcony off of the Centre Room.

Centre Room

Centre Room

Behind the Royal Family awaits the Centre Room, also known as the Chinese Lunch Room because the room is filled with Chinese regency furnishings.

Much of the pieces came from the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, and while this room and the adjoining Yellow Drawing Room undergo a renovation, 150 pieces will be returned to Brighton.

Yellow Drawing Room

Yellow Room

Receiving its vibrant color for the arrival of Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugenie in 1855, the Yellow Drawing Room was adorned in yellow silk.

It was installed as an entertaining space for Queen Victoria and features its own balcony. 

Yellow Dining Room

Yellow Drawing Room

The wallpaper from this portion of the Yellow Dining Room is a whopping 200 years old and originally from the Royal Pavilion (a seaside palace in Brighton, England).

It took a month to painstakingly remove to be preserved during the renovation of the room in 2020. 

Ambassadors' Court

Ambassadors Entrance

Connecting the original palace with the East Facade, Ambassadors' Court is where dignitaries and ambassadors arrive to enter Buckingham Palace.

Grand Entrance

Grand Entrance

The Grand Entrance is found within the Quadangle of the inner courtyard.

It is here where the Queen would exit and enter the palace and where guests arrive for special events leading into the Grand Hall.

Central Block 2

The State Apartments and rooms included on the official tour of Buckingham Palace can be found in the West Wing, which overlooks the gardens of the palace.

Much of the Ground Floor rooms here are used as offices, including the Keeper of the Privy Purse, the manager of the Royal Family's finances.

Grand Hall (Marble Hall)

Grand Hall

Entering the West Wing from the Ground Floor takes you to the Grand Hall, also called the Marble Hall for its marble columns.

The Grand Staircase


To arrive at one of the royal events, you'd climb the Grand Staircase to the First Floor.

Bow Room

However, if you didn't ascend the staircase, you'd find yourself in the Bow Room. This room serves as an entranceway to the gardens, where Her Majesty held her summertime garden parties.

It is also used to host lunches for visiting Heads of State.


Within these walls are where magical events happen.

The ballroom is not only the place where the Queen would host her Diplomatic Reception and State banquets, but this is where future King of England Prince William and Catherine Middleton held their wedding reception.

At one end of the ballroom was a throne for the Queen and Prince Phillip. At the other end is an organ that was originally used at the Royal Pavilion's Music Room, commissioned by George IV.

What Royal Receptions Look Like

Royal Reception

The Ballroom measures 120-feet long, 59-feet wide and 44-feet high. When used for banquets, a horseshoe table shape is arranged. Place settings include six drinking glasses per guest, and more than 2,000 pieces of silverware are used for a dinner of just 170 guests.

A booklet featuring the menu, the guest list and seating plan, and the music that will be played during the event is placed atop the china. The colors of the nation visiting are featured in a ribbon that decorates the booklet.

State Dining Room

State Dining Room

Although not as large as the Ballroom, the State Dining Room of Buckingham Palace can seat up to 170 guests when the Queen would host her State Dinners.

Music Room

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert loved music and loved to play the piano and sing together, so they created this stunning Music Room.

During Queen Elizabeth II's reign, it was used for more than music, though. This is where she had her son and daughter, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne, christened, as well as her grandson, Prince William.

Throne Room

Throne Room

When the occasion called for the Queen to fulfill her monarch duties, she took a seat on her throne and welcomed the court.

When not in use for courtly gatherings, the room is used as a smaller dance room when the ballroom is deemed too large.

Picture Perfect

Throne room picture

Family portraits are often taken in the Throne Room because the risers for the throne help organize family members for photoshoots.

Plus, that velvet curtain screams royal backdrop.

Green Drawing Room

Green Drawing Room

The green color of this drawing room can be attributed to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who loved to collect watercolors and Sevres porcelain found in this room.

This is an antechamber to the Throne Room and the ceremonial route that the Queen and her guards would take.

1844 room

Named for Tsar Nicolas I, who visited in 1844, this room is often used to receive guests for State duties. His portrait once adorned the walls of the room but has since been removed.

The Queen had a buzzer she would push to announce she was ready to accept a guest, and many meetings included photographers to capture the moments.

White Drawing Room

White Room

When the Queen received guests in a more intimate fashion, this room was often the setting.

Not only was the White Drawing Room a favorite of the Queen, but it also contains a hidden doorway to her private apartments. 

Hidden Doors and Passageways

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The White Drawing Room's doorway is hidden behind a very large gilded chest and mirror.

There are rumors of underground tunnels linking the palace to Whitehall and the Houses of Parliament.

Regency Room

Regency Room

Anyone who watched the Queen address her people at Christmas has seen the Regency Room.

With its green and gold color scheme, it pairs well with holiday decor for her intimate annual broadcasts.

Blue Drawing Room

Blue Drawing

The blue wallpaper of this room used for hosting State officials has been on the walls as-is since 1949.

Until the recent renovations began in 2019, the post-war redecoration was the last for the palace, and some have complained it has been stuck in time. The Blue Drawing Room, however, will be staying blue.

Belgian Suite

Belgian Suite

The suite offered to Heads of State, including President Obama, when they visit and stay at the palace is a series of rooms that includes a bedroom and a sitting room. There are many additional rooms located around it so security and staff can stay close.

Before abdicating the throne in 1936, King Edward VIII called the Belgian Suite home. It is located on the Ground Floor beside the Minister's Staircase. 

Belgian Suite Bedroom

Belgian Suite Bedroom

When the Queen's father, King George VI, became king, the Belgian Suite became the home to her family when she married Prince Phillip in 1947.

She even delivered her son Edward in the bedroom. In fact, all three of Queen Elizabeth's sons were born at Buckingham Palace. Princess Anne was born at Clarence House during the palace renovations.

Picture Gallery

Cross Gallery

Connecting the rooms of the First Floor of the West Wing, this is not your average corridor.

The Picture Gallery is a small museum showcasing some of the works owned by the Royal Family.

And More Royal Family Art


Several dignitaries have passed through the Picture Gallery during State Banquets, like during the one pictured here in June 2019 for the U.S. President's three-day visit.

A second art gallery can be found in the space that was once a chapel for Queen Victoria. It was destroyed during World War II, but to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002, it reopened as the Queen's Gallery. Much of the work within Buckingham Palace is being relocated so that more people get a chance to view the artwork.

East Wing Corridor

East Corridor

The main corridor of the East Wing just received a makeover in 2019.

The palace tweeted the photo on the right: 3,000 works of art and decor found in this corridor have been removed, including its 100 mirrors, 40 chandeliers, 30 clocks and 200 paintings as it goes through its current refresh.

Private Residence

Private Rooms

This map illustrates the First Floor of the North Wing, which contains the private residences of the royal family. 

On the Ground Floor, beneath the residences, are the offices of the staff who attend to family members.

Audience Chamber

Audience chamber

When the Queen met with you one on one, such as she did with the Prime Minister, she received you in the Audience Chamber of her private residence.

Queen's Sitting Room

Queens Sitting Room

This painting of the Queen's Sitting Room is a glimpse at what the current royal family memebers may enjoy today. This watercolor was painted in 1848 and features portraits of Queen Victoria's family.

It is said the Queen only used a few rooms in the house regularly: her bedroom, her sitting room, her dressing room and the Audience Chamber.

A Private Moment

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Before she became queen, Elizbeth was a young girl living in the palace. This was then-Princess Elizabeth's private office.

Although she had desk space in the Regency Room, her main office was in the residential portion of the palace. Former staff members say she kept lots of clutter on her desk and did not like anyone attempting to clean it up.

Queen's Bedroom

Queens Bedroom

Part of the official tour of the palace, this bedroom was not the actual bedroom of Queen Elizabeth II but may give a hint as to what hers looked like.

King's Bedroom

Kings bedroom

Also a part of the tour and not actually the bedroom occupied by Prince Philip, the King's Bedroom showed that the royal couple had separate rooms throughout their marraige.

Royal Closet

Royal Closet

The Queen had a private dressing room, which can be seen in this photo taken in 1873. It was originally part of the Audience Room.

All in the Family


Two of the Queen's children, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, have offices at Buckingham Palace for their royal duties. Prince Andrew and Prince Edward also have private apartments within the palace.

Prince Charles conducts business from the Clarence House.

Swimming Pool


Tucked off of the Residential wing is an indoor swimming pool with views of the gardens.

Staff members are allowed to enjoy the pool during off-hours.

The West Facade

West Facade

The West Facade leads to the 40-acre garden.

Because the Queen was a keen gardener herself, the staff used to leave her a posy of flowers on her desk every Monday, so she could see what was in bloom that week.

Buckingham Palace Gardens

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The palace garden is listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens and is said to have a mulberry tree that dates back to James I of England in the late 1500s.

The garden is open to the public in August and September and features 2.5 miles of walking paths.

Garden Parties

Garden Party

Every June, the Queen would invite a select not-so-few to attend her annual Garden Party.

Behind the Scenes


Of the 775 rooms at the palace, 188 bedrooms are dedicated to staff.

There are 78 bathrooms and 92 offices inside, too — this is the administrative headquarters of the Royal Family, after all. Eight-hundred staff work within the palace walls.


The Queen's Guard is famous for its bright red coats and furry black hats, but they are not the only ones keeping an eye on the royal family.

The grounds of Buckingham Palace are adorned with cameras, motion detectors and security from all angles. Underground tunnels can help get family members out of the building, should they need to escape.

Horse Guard

Horse Guard

The royal family is also protected by the Horse Guard. Located between the palace and Whitehall, the building houses the cavalry, the family carriages and cars.

Part of the building is open to the public as a museum. The Changing of the Guards' horse parade is even more exciting to witness than the Changing of the Guards.

The Kitchen


The royal kitchen may have to cook for up to 3,000 people in one day if a diplomatic reception is taking place. Past chefs spilled that the Queen's favorite was venison and her least favorite was garlic, which is banned.

Interestingly enough, menus for receptions are also written in French.

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Read It: Buckingham Palace Statement on Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Plus, learn more about her successor, who has been preparing for the crown his entire life, published september 8, 2022 • updated on september 8, 2022 at 3:01 pm.

The British Royal Family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II o n Thursday. She was 96.

Buckingham Palace released a statement shortly thereafter on behalf of the king. Read it in full below.

A statement from His Majesty The King: pic.twitter.com/AnBiyZCher — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022

Who Is King Charles III?

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King Charles III has been preparing for the crown his entire life. Now, at age 73, that moment has finally arrived.

Charles, the oldest person to ever assume the British throne, became king on Thursday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. No date has been set for his coronation, and it wasn’t immediately clear whether the new monarch would call himself Charles III or choose another name as his grandfather did.

After an apprenticeship that began as a child, Charles embodies the modernization of the British monarchy. He was the first heir not educated at home, the first to earn a university degree and the first to grow up in the ever-intensifying glare of the media as deference to royalty faded.

He also alienated many with his messy divorce from the much-loved Princess Diana, and by straining the rules that prohibit royals from intervening in public affairs, wading into debates on issues such as environmental protection and architectural preservation,

“He now finds himself in, if you like, the autumn of his life, having to think carefully about how he projects his image as a public figure,” said historian Ed Owens. “He’s nowhere near as popular as his mother.”

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Charles must figure out how to generate the “public support, a sense of endearment” that characterized the relationship Elizabeth had with the British public, Owens said.

In other words, will Charles be as loved by his subjects? It’s a question that has overshadowed his entire life.

A shy boy with a domineering father, Charles grew into a sometimes-awkward, understated man who is nevertheless confident in his own opinions. Unlike his mother, who refused to publicly discuss her views, Charles has delivered speeches and written articles on issues close to his heart, such as climate change, green energy and alternative medicine.

His accession to the throne is likely to fuel debate about the future of Britain’s largely ceremonial monarchy, seen by some as a symbol of national unity and others as an obsolete vestige of feudal history.

“We know the monarch and certainly the monarch’s family – they’re not meant to have political voices. They’re not meant to have political opinions. And the fact that he’s been flexing, if you like, his political muscle is something that he will have to be really careful with ... lest he be seen as unconstitutional,” said Owens, who wrote “The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53.”

Charles, who will be the head of state for the U.K. and 14 other countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, has defended his actions.

“I always wonder what meddling is, I always thought it was motivating,” he said in “Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70,” a 2018 documentary. “I’ve always been intrigued if it’s meddling to worry about the inner cities, as I did 40 years ago and what was happening or not happening there, the conditions in which people were living. If that’s meddling, I’m very proud of it.”

In the same interview, however, Charles acknowledged that as king, he wouldn’t be able to speak out or interfere in politics because the role of sovereign is different from being the Prince of Wales.

Charles has said he intends to reduce the number of working royals, cut expenses and better represent modern Britain.

But tradition matters, too, for a man whose office previously described the monarchy as “the focal point for national pride, unity and allegiance.”

That has meant a life of palaces and polo, attracting criticism that Charles was out of touch with everyday life, being lampooned for having a valet who purportedly squeezed toothpaste onto his brush.

But it was the disintegration of his marriage to Diana that made many question his fitness for the throne. Then, as he aged, his handsome young sons stole the limelight from a man who had a reputation for being as gray as his Saville Row suits.

Biographer Sally Bedell Smith, author of “Prince Charles: the Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life,’’ described him as being constantly overshadowed by others in the family, despite his destiny.

“I think the frustrations are not so much that he’s had to wait for the throne,” Smith told PBS. “I think his main frustration is that he has done so much and that ... he has been sort of massively misunderstood. He’s sort of been caught between two worlds: the world of his mother, revered, now beloved; and Diana, the ghost of whom still shadows him; and then his incredibly glamorous sons.”

It took years for many in Britain to forgive Charles for his admitted infidelity to Diana before “the people’s princess” died in a Paris car crash in 1997. But the public mood softened after he married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005 and she became the Duchess of Cornwall.

Although Camilla played a significant role in the breakup of Charles and Diana, her self-deprecating style and salt-of-the-earth sense of humor eventually won over many Britons.

She helped Charles smile more in public by tempering his reserve and making him made him appear approachable, if not happier, as he cut ribbons, visited houses of worship, unveiled plaques and waited for the crown.

Her service was rewarded in February 2022, when Queen Elizabeth II said publicly that it was her “sincere wish” that Camilla should be known as “Queen Consort” after her son succeeded her, answering questions once and for all about her status in the Royal Family.

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born Nov. 14, 1948, in Buckingham Palace. When his mother acceded to the throne in 1952, the 3-year-old prince became the Duke of Cornwall. He became Prince of Wales at 20.

His school years were unhappy, with the future king being bullied by classmates at Gordonstoun, a Scottish boarding school that prides itself on building character through vigorous outdoor activities and educated his father, Philip.

Charles studied history at Cambridge University’s Trinity College, where in 1970 he became the first British royal to earn a university degree.

He then spent seven years in uniform, training as a Royal Air Force pilot before joining the Royal Navy, where he learned to fly helicopters. He ended his military career as commander of the HMS Bronington, a minesweeper, in 1976.

Charles’ relationship with Camilla began before he went to sea, but the romance foundered and she married a cavalry officer.

He met Lady Diana Spencer in 1977 when she was 16 and he was dating her older sister. Diana apparently didn’t see him again until 1980, and rumors of their engagement swirled after she was invited to spend time with Charles and the royal family.

They announced their engagement in February 1981. Some awkwardness in their relationship was immediately apparent when, during a televised interview about their betrothal, a reporter asked if they were in love. “Of course,” Diana answered immediately, while Charles said, “Whatever ‘in love’ means.”

Although Diana giggled at the response, she later said that Charles’ remark “threw me completely.”

“God, it absolutely traumatized me,” she said in a recording made by her voice coach in 1992-93 that was featured in the 2017 documentary “Diana, In Her Own Words.”

The couple married on July 29, 1981, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in a globally televised ceremony. Prince William, now heir to the throne, was born less than a year later, followed by his brother, Prince Harry, in 1984.

The public fairy tale soon crumbled. Charles admitted to adultery to a TV interviewer in 1994. In an interview of her own, Diana drew attention to her husband’s relationship with Camilla, saying: “There were three of us in this marriage.”

The revelations tarnished Charles’ reputation among many who celebrated Diana for her style as well as her charity work with AIDS patients and landmine victims.

William and Harry were caught in the middle. While the princes revered their late mother, they said Charles was a good father and praised him as an early advocate for issues like the environment.

Tensions persist inside the royal family, underscored by the decision of Harry and his wife, Meghan, to step away from their royal duties and move to California in 2020. In a televised interview, they later said a member of the royal family had raised “concerns and conversations” about the color of their baby’s skin before he was born. The explosive revelation forced William to publicly declare the family wasn’t racist.

Charles soldiered on, increasingly standing in for the queen in her twilight years. In 2018, he was named the queen’s designated successor as head of the Commonwealth, an association of 54 nations with links to the British Empire. The process accelerated after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, on April 9, 2021.

As Elizabeth declined, he sometimes stepped in at the last moment.

On the eve of the state opening of Parliament on May 10, 2022, the queen asked Charles to preside, delegating one of her most important constitutional duties to him -- evidence that a transition was underway.

Camilla said in a 2018 documentary that Charles was comfortable with the prospect of being king.

“I think his destiny will come,’’ she said. “He’s always known it’s going to come, and I don’t think it does weigh heavily on his shoulders at all.”

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British royal family will observe a period of mourning that ends on the seventh day after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, with flags at royal residences to remain at half mast.

Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, died on Thursday. She was 96.

Buckingham Palace announced her death in a short statement on Thursday.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," Buckingham Palace said in a statement at 6:30 pm (1730 GMT).

Now, the latest statement issued from the palace reads: “Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King's wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral. The date of the Funeral will be confirmed in due course.”

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at age 96 . Here’s how the royal family announced her passing in a series of social media posts.

The first announcement came from Buckingham Palace at 6:30 p.m. UK time in a tweet.

It simply read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Her eldest son, Charles, who succeeds her as monarch and will take the name King Charles III, released a statement 30 minutes later with a post on the royal family’s official Twitter account “from His Majesty The King.”

He wrote: “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”

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