Buckingham Palace Then and Now presented in the images above. George III bought Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte to use as a comfortable family home. Buckingham Palace Then and Now has been the official London residence of the monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century. Still, it is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The land is located in the borough of London known as Westminster. Buckingham Palace hosts functions and ceremonies regularly. For instance, in 1851 Queen Victoria made her first public appearance on the balcony.
There is a visible difference between past and present. The difference is fascinating and represents the changing face of the monarchy. One hundred years ago, powerful monarchies were simply a fact of life. Meaning that nobody needed to visit Britain to see a royal family.
During most of the year, Buckingham Palace is the office and London residence of The Queen. But since 1993, during the summer months, the palace is open to the public. Visitors can walk around 19 magnificent State Rooms.
Explore Buckingham Palace Garden with unprecedented freedom this summer, and discover for yourself for the very first time its sights before enjoying a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to picnic with views of the Palace.
You will be free to wander around the garden’s winding paths at your own pace and experience the beauty and calm of this walled oasis in central London. Among the many features to discover are the 156-meter Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, the Plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees.
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