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Buckingham Palace: A World Landmark

Emily Oxley, Writer

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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.

 

 

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