The Queen was nowhere when I visited her residence, The Buckingham Palace in London. It’s either she was busy or just didn’t want to meet a fellow queen – that’s me. Or probably she was babysitting the adorable Prince George playing with her adorable corgis. But, whatever her reasons are, it’s not acceptable to snub me. Hahahahahaha!
Right after we finished watching the Changing of the Guards, we headed out to Buckingham Palace which was once called as Buckingham House. The gardens and the park surrounding the palace are well-kept, thus, selfie sticks are flying up in the air for best photographic angles.
The Buckingham Palace is the centre and residence of the British Monarchy since 1837.
The palace has 775 rooms! Yes, that’s really huge, eh?Fifty two of these are Royal and guest rooms.
There are 188 bedrooms for staff and 78 bathrooms! Wow, really!
Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live here.
It isn’t just a royal residence but also an office where administrative functions are done for the Queen.
It’s also here where Queen Elizabeth entertains world VIPS and dignitaries in a lavish ceremony.
Visitors will know if the Queen is in this palace if the royal flag is flying on the pole.
An what’s interesting is that the royal flag is flown above the British flag and it never be flown at half staff.
Can you go inside the palace? Yes, of course!
In August and September, the Queen usually stays in Scotland.
So, all 19 State Rooms are opened to the public. You must book a tour to get inside the palace. Also, visitors are allowed in special exhibition rooms.
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