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Buckingham Palace.

"On the site known as Mulberry Garden, the scene of an experiment by Charles I. in silk cultivation, rose Goring House, after- wards Arlington House, purchased in 1698 by John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham. In 1761 George III. bought the brick-and-stone mansion built by the Duke from Sir George Sheffield ; and it became the favourite residence of the King and Queen Charlotte. In 1825 George IV. began rebuilding, on the design of Nash, the structure which has been criticised as "the ugliest royal palace in Europe." Queen Victoria, on her accession, made it her official London residence. It was the scene of the birth and of the death of the late King Edward VII. A host of other notable family and public events of the last three reigns have taken place in Buckingham Palace." Extract from "The royal palaces, historic castles and stately homes of Great Britain" (Open Library)

The Buckingham Palace State Rooms, Royal Mews, and The Queen’s Gallery are open to the public on a limited basis. Tickets may be purchased at the Palace, online, or by telephone. However, due to limited availability it might be best to book online. Visit The Royal Collection State Rooms, Royal Mews, and The Queen’s Gallery websites for additional details and to book tickets.


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