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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

The Buckingham Palace is in Westminster, England. The palace is the official London residence of the British monarchs. It takes its name from the house built for John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham. In 1762, George III bought it for his wife, Qween Charlotte, and it become to be known as the queen’s house. John Nash converted the house into a palace in the 1820s.

The palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. The palace is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep and 24 metres high. The total floor area of the palace, from basement to the roof covers over 77, 000 square metres. The garden covers 40 acres, and includes a helicopter landing area, a lake, and a tennis court. It is home to 30 different species of birds and more than 350 different wild flowers, some of them extremely rare.

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