2. Buckingham Palace is a Royal residence. It was built in 1703 by Duke of Buckingham. It is now the official home of Queen Elizabeth and the British Royal Family. Buckingham Palace
3. It is a beautiful building which contains six hundred rooms and three miles of red carpets. It is like a small town with a police station, two post offices, a hospital, a bar, two sport clubs, a disco, a cinema and a swimming pool.
4. About 700 people work for the Palace. Two men look after the 300 clocks. On the top of the palace there is a flag. If it is down, it means that the Queen is not at home. But if it's up, it means that the Queen is in her residence.
5. Every day at 11 o'clock in the morning there is a famous ceremony near the Buckingham Palace, This is the changing of the guard.
6. Many tourists want to see this ceremony, as thirty guardsmen march to the Palace and take the place of the retiring guard.
7. It is a beautiful building which contains six hundred rooms and three miles of red carpets. It is like a small town with a police station, two post offices, a hospital, a bar, two sport clubs, a disco, a cinema and a swimming pool.
8. Royal Residences
9. Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837. Today it is The Queen's official residence, with 600 rooms. The State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening in August and September. They are furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.
10. The Palace of Holyroodhouse
11. The Palace of Holyroodhouse Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is the Queen's official residence in Scotland. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland. Today, the Palace is the setting for State ceremonies and official entertaining.
12. Balmoral Castle
13. Balmoral Castle Balmoral Castle in Scotland is the private residence of the Queen. Beloved by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Balmoral Castle has remained a favourite residence for the Queen and her family during the summer holiday period in August and September. The Castle is located on the large Balmoral Estate, a working estate which aims to protect the environment while contributing to the local economy. The Estate grounds, gardens and the Castle Ballroom are open to visitors from the beginning of April to the end of July each year, under the management of the Balmoral Estate Office.
14. Windsor Castle
15. Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is an official residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. A Royal palace and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today. Visitors can walk around the State Apartments. The State apartments are opened to the public when the court is not in residence. They are furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Vann Dyck and Rembrandt. In November 1992 a fire damaged part of the Carstle,but no great treasures were lost. To mark the completion of reconstruction work the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgrh held a thank you reception in the restored rooms.
16. History of Buckingham Palace
17. Buckingham Palace in 1808
18. The history of Buckingham Palace The history of Buckingham Palace began in 1702 when the Duke of Buckingham had it built as his London home. The Dukes son sold the house in1761 to GeorgeIII., it was renamed Queens House in 1774 as Queen Charlotte resided there. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to take up residence in Buckingham palace in 1837. It was Queen Victorias death tahat the Palace metamorphosed into todays familiar landmark. More than 600 rooms, including 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
19. Victoria Born:1819 Died:1901 Reigned:1837-1901 The only child of Edward, Duke of Kent(son GeorgeIII.) and the last member of the Hanoverian dynasty. -In 1840 married her first cousin Prince Albert. -Gave birth to 9 chidren: 4 boys and 5girls. -The longest reigning Brithis monarch for over sixty-three years. .
20. GeorgeIII. Born:1738 Died:1820 Reigned:1760-1820 -Succeed his grandfather George II., following the death in 1751 of his father, Frederick Prince of Wales. -In 1761 married Princess Charlotte. -Bought Buckingham Hause (now Palace) following his marriege to Princess Charrlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1761.
21. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Born:1738 Died:1820 Married:1761 -Daughter of Charles, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz -Gave birth 15 children: 9 boys and 6 girls -Most of her collection and library was sold in 1819 for the support of her 4 younger surviving daughter.
22. James I. Born:1566 Died:1625 Reigned:1567-1625(in Scotland) 1603-1625(in England) -The only child of Marry, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley. -Married Anne of Denmark in 1589; their children included Henry, Prince of Wales, Charles I. and the Winter Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia. -On Elizabeth I.s death in1603, he united the crowns of England and Scotland and became the first monarch of the Stuart dynasty
23. Elizabeth II. -Today Elizabeth II.is reigning in London Born:1926 Reigned from:1952 -Elder daughter of King George VI. and Queen Elizabeth. -In 1947 married Prince Philip of Greece (The Prince Philip of Edinburgh); -The Prince Charles is the eldest of their four children-Crowened in Westminister Abbey on II. June 1953
24. In this picture are Charles and his simultaneous wife Camilla: Charless sons are William and Harry:
25. Some state rooms
26. Drawing Rooms The Blue and Green drawing rooms:
27. The Ballroom- was added by Queen Victoria
28. The Throne room- was used Elizabeth II., Duke of Edinburg at the Queens coronation in 1953