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Buckingham Palace Prepared: Anu 1. Buckingham Palace 2. History 3. Traditions and functions 4. The Garden 5. Inside 6. How to visit Content TREY research 2 BUCKINGHAM PALACE Buckingham Palace is a relatively new addition to the royal family's portfolio of homes. Its significance, however, is profound. Apart from being a beloved tourist attraction, the palace and its grounds serve as an important location for hosting ceremonies and handling political affairs in the UK. And while Buckingham Palace itself is a fixture of British culture, there are still many secrets about the palace and its rich history that few people know. The royal residence has played host to some of the most significant moments in English history, from royal weddings to bombings during World War II. Today, the building is 830,000 square feet, has 775 rooms, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms, according to the royal website. From the ATM in the basement—that prints money for the British royal family only—to the beautiful 39-acre garden, Buckingham is certainly a place to be explored. TREY research 3 • Originally built in 1703 as Buckingham House for the 3rd Earl of Mulgrave John Sheffield, Buckingham Palace has been the home and administrative headquarters for the royal family for hundreds of years. Before the palace was built, the King of England's official residence for more than 300 years from 1531 to 1837—was at St. James's Place, jus ...
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