Buckingham Palace, Private Home Now a Palace


Buckingham Palace is usually heard when there is news relating to the British royal family. Actually what is the function of this palace huh?

The balcony of Buckingham Palace is often the location where the British royal family appears at events. Starting from parade activities such as Trooping The Color to the appearance of the royal couple after the wedding reception.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Princess Beatrice, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex , Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Color on June 9, 2018 in London, England.  The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II.  The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)The British royal family watches Trooping The Color from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Photo: Getty Images

Not only the balcony, the area outside Buckingham Palace also has an important role. If the royal family has the latest news, usually the announcement will be posted near the palace fence area.

Reporting from the official website of Buckingham Palace, initially this residence was not referred to as a palace, but Buckingham House or Buckingham House.

The main part of Buckingham Palace today was originally a private townhouse built in 1703 for the residence of the Duke of Buckingham. Until 1761, King George III designated this residence as the home of Queen Charlotte. Later this residence was known as ‘The Queen’s House’ or The Queen’s House.

This residence only officially became a royal palace when Queen Victoria took the throne in 1837. Since then Buckingham Palace has officially become the home of the British monarchy in London.

In addition to being the residence of the monarchy while in London, Buckingham Palace is also the seat of the royal administration. Not only that, this palace also often hosts various events held by the royal family. Starting from lunch, formal events, to a royal garden party or Royal Garden Party.

As a residence and administrative center, Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. Quoted from the page royal.ukInside the palace there are 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.

In addition, there is also a throne room, ballroom, and marble hall gallery & white drawing room. Of the hundreds of rooms in Buckingham Palace, unfortunately, only the state rooms are open to the public.

The state room is basically a room intended for the public. These rooms are used by the royal family to welcome state guests as well as various ceremonial events.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Actress Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1844 Room on October 10, 2014 at Buckingham Palace, London .  Jolie is receiving an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.  (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Queen Elizabeth II greets Angelina Jolie at Buckingham Palace. Photo: Getty Images/WPA Pool

All state rooms in the palace are equipped with various royal collectibles. Starting from masterpiece paintings from various famous artists to masterpieces of sculptures and furniture from various parts of the world.

Buckingham Palace can be visited by the public throughout the summer. In addition, in December, January and during the Easter period, the palace is also usually open to the public with a limited number of visits.

Based on the information from the page visitlondon.comthe cost to visit Buckingham Palace starts from 16.50 Pounds Sterling (Rp. 285 thousand) for children and 30 Pounds (Rp. 517 thousand) for adults.

For the time being, while the British monarchy is still in mourning, Buckingham Palace will not open to the public indefinitely.

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