God save the queen!
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 69th anniversary since she first ascended to the throne — and moved into the dreaded Buckingham Palace.
Sure, she’s been required to reside in the identical main residence for practically seven a long time.
Rising up, she lived within the bucolic countryside of England on the Royal Lodge at 145 Piccadilly. When she married Prince Philip in 1947, she lived on the Clarence Home till her father’s dying, in line with archived UK newspaper reviews.
However followers of Netflix’s acclaimed hit collection “The Crown” will recall when Queen Elizabeth II (Emmy winner Claire Foy) was hesitant to maneuver into Buckingham Palace after she assumed the title of Britain’s reigning monarch following her father’s dying. As an alternative, she was completely content material on remaining on the Clarence home along with her new husband on the time, the Duke of Edinburgh (Matt Smith of “Dr. Who” fame).
Nicely, everyone knows how that story performed out.
Buckingham Palace initially began out as a big townhouse constructed for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. King George III then acquired the house in 1761 as a non-public residence for his spouse Queen Charlotte. In a while, within the 19th century, architects John Nash and Edward Blore enlarged the construction by constructing three wings across the central courtyard.
In 1837, what was as soon as generally known as the Queen’s Home grew to become generally known as Buckingham Palace — the official London residence of the UK’s monarch.
The residence holds a complete of 775 rooms, together with 19 staterooms, 52 bedrooms, 188 workers bedrooms, 92 places of work and 78 loos.
Queen Elizabeth II, 94, took the reins on Feb. 6, 1952.
Right here’s an inside take a look at the place her majesty has known as house for the previous seven a long time because the reigning monarch.
The White Drawing Room is taken into account one of many extra intimate staterooms frequently used for audiences and small gatherings. The queen enters the room by way of a hidden door disguised as a mirror and cupboard earlier than welcoming visitors, comparable to overseas ambassadors. The house has additionally been frequently used for formal household images and Christmas broadcasts.
The Throne Room at Buckingham Palace is introduced like no different house within the constructing and has a vibrant historical past of internet hosting occasions. This room is reserved for particular balls and dances.
The palace’s Inexperienced Drawing Room and the adjoining staterooms function venues for drinks supplied to visitors, often earlier than dinner is served.
The Nash Gallery, also called the Queen’s Gallery, value upward of $27.5 million (£20 million). The Queen’s Gallery is taken into account some of the important expansions to Buckingham Palace in 150 years. It hosts altering exhibitions from the royal assortment, that includes outdated grasp work, uncommon furnishings, ornamental arts and pictures from the huge assortment.
The Blue Drawing Room was initially used for entertaining. Immediately, it’s used for receptions.
The stables have been part of Buckingham Palace for the reason that 1760s and are a part of the gathering of the equestrian stables. Queen Elizabeth is understood to have nice admiration for horses and significantly admires the game of horse-racing.
In 2011, Queen Elizabeth invited then-President Barack Obama and First Woman Michelle Obama to attend a state banquet.