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Places of Interest
“ PLACES of INTEREST in BRITAIN”
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Buckingham Palace is the place where the Queen lives.
Buckingham Palace is the Queen's official and main
royal London home. It has been the official London
residence of Britain's monarchy since 1837.
Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live there.
One of the two traffic gates
Who lives in Buckingham Palace today?
Buckingham Palace is the home of the Royal family: Queen , Prince Philip and their children (Prince Charles, Princess Ann and two more sons – Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Buckingham Palace is also an office
Buckingham Palace is used also for the administrative work for the monarchy. It is here in the state apartments that Her Majesty receives and entertains guests invited to the Palace.
Queen Elizabeth 2
History of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace gets its name from a man named Duke of Buckingham.
In 1761 Buckingham Palace was originally a grand house built by the Dukes of Buckingham for his wife. George IV began transforming it into a palace in 1826.
What can you see inside Buckingham Palace?
The Palace has around 600 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, a cinema and a swimming pool. It also has its own post office and police station.
About 400 people work at the Palace, including domestic servants, chefs, footmen, cleaners, plumbers, gardeners, chauffers, electricians, and two people who look after the 300 clocks.
Interesting facts about Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live at Buckingham Palace.
Answer the questions:
1.What is Buckingham Palace?
2. When was it built?
3. Who lives there?
4. What can you see in Buckingham Palace?
5. What is special about this building?
Homework: Tell, what interesting facts you have learned about Buckingham Palace.