Eagle Times Bulletin

  • Welcome Back Students for School Year 2018-2019!

Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

Back to Article
Back to Article

Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

Emily Oxley, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Buckingham Palace, the home of the reigning Monarch and past Monarch, served as the official London residence of the United Kingdom’s sovereigns since 1837. Currently, the Palace holds many official events and receptions held by the Queen. Moreover, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to visitors every summer.

King George III in 1761 purchased the Buckingham House from Sir Charles Sheffield and planned using the home for his wife Queen Charlotte and their children, and people named the building as the “Queens House”.  After his death, George IV inherited the throne and wanted to make the palace the official royal residence since his parents raised him there as a child. He hired architect John Nash to expand the Palace and renovate the building’s structure to live in throughout the generation.

Nash designed and expanded Buckingham House into a large, U-shaped structure faced with stone from the quarries near Bath, England. Nash’ s work on Buckingham House, well received when finished, showed his talent in architecture. However, British government officials soon dismissed Nash after George IV’s passing in 1830.

After the death of George IV, his brother, William IV, ascended the throne and had no interest in locating to the new palace. In 1833-34, Parliament voted to complete Buckingham Palace’s furnishing and interior refurbishment for use as the official royal home. Following William IV’s passing in 1837, his niece Victoria took the throne and functioned as the first resident of Buckingham Palace.

Currently, Buckingham Palace stands and functions as the current monarch Queen Elizabeth II’s home. Since 1952, the royal family has its administrative headquarters and hosts many official events and receptions. The ceremonial British monarch’s role in governing the United Kingdom  represents both Britain’s constitutional monarchy, and the monarchy or sovereign leads as head of state.

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Emily Oxley, Writer

I am Emily Oxley, a senior student at New Caney High School, and enrolled in  Independent Studies in English for my fourth year now. Having a passion...

Navigate Left
  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Whitney Houston: A Singing Superstar

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: An Inspiring Musician

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    George Bush: The Brightest of a Thousand Points of Light

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Selena Quintanilla: Queen of Tejano

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Ludwig Van Beethoven

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Walt Disney–A Visionary Artist

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Stan Lee–The Man, Myth, And Legend

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Johann Sebastian Bach–A Classic Artist

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Ted Cruz–Holding a U.S. Senate Seat

  • Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

    Top Stories

    Seattle: An Emerald City

Navigate Right
The School Bulletin of New Caney High School
Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark