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Title: Buckingham Palace


1
Buckingham Palace
  • Daniel Kowalski
  • III C

2
List of content
  • Introduction.
  • History.
  • Curiosity.
  • The Garden, the Royal Mews and the Mall.
  • The end.
  • Bibliography.

3
Introduction.
  • The Palace of Buckingham the laid near Saint
    James the Park, among holy James' parks, the
    Green the Park and the queen's private Garden. He
    became official, solid residence royal in year
    1837.

4
History.
  • The Shieffielda was built in 1703 year for Johna
    - the duke of Buckingham. In III. Name of palace
    1761 was bought for Jerzego come from from manor,
    what in year 1703 raised the duke of Buckingham
    here.
  • Queen was first occupant of palace Wiktoria. The
    of palace, richly adorned, interior is not
    accessible for tourists unfortunately, however
    for these the most thirsty tourists - be throw
    open Queen's gallery and Royal Stables. Queen's
    Gallery presents with rich gatherings altered in
    every season thematic exhibitions British
    monarchów.

5
History.
  • One should the collection of works of art queen
    Elisabeth to the richest on world. Near stables
    the znajdje oneself the Museum of Carriages in
    which can see famous Golds State Carriage.
  • Before palace tourists can look at famous on
    whole world the ceremony of change of guard.
    Elisabeth II. palace this be inhabited by queen
    Her presence at present drawn in on pole flag
    signals.

6
History.
  • The last major structural additions were made in
    the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including
    the East front which contains the well-known
    balcony on which the Royal Family traditionally
    congregate to greet crowds outside.

7
History.
  • However, the palace chapel was destroyed by a
    German bomb in World War II the Queen's Gallery
    was built on the site and opened to the public in
    1962 to exhibit works of art from the Royal
    Collection.

8
Curiosity.
  • A. From Queen's House to palace .
  • B. Interior.
  • C. Court ceremonies.
  • D. 21st century Royal use and public access.

9
Curiosity A.
  • The house was originally intended as a private
    retreat, and in particular for Queen Charlotte,
    and was known as The Queen's House 14 of their
    15 children were born there. St. James's Palace
    remained the official and ceremonial royal
    residence.

10
Curiosity - B
  • The Palace measures 108 metres by 120 metres, is
    24 metres high and contains 77,000 square metres
    of floorspace (828,818 sq ft). The principal
    rooms of the palace are contained on the piano
    nobile behind the west-facing garden facade at
    the rear of the palace. The centre of this ornate
    suite of state rooms is the Music Room, its large
    bow the dominant feature of the facade. Flanking
    the Music Room are the Blue and the White Drawing
    rooms. At the centre of the suite, serving as a
    corridor to link the state rooms, is the Picture
    Gallery, which is top-lit and 55 yards (50 m)
    long

11
Curiosity - C
  • Presentation of debutantes
  • Court presentations of aristocratic girls as to
    the monarch took place in the Throne Room. These
    girls were known as débutantes.
  • State banquets
  • State banquets also take place in the Ballroom
    these formal dinners take place on the first
    evening of a state visit by a visiting Head of
    State. On these occasions, 150 or more guests in
    formal "white tie and decorations", including
    tiaras for women, may dine off gold plate. The
    largest and most formal reception at Buckingham
    Palace takes place every November, when the Queen
    entertains members of the foreign diplomatic
    corps resident in London.

12
Curiosity - C
  • Other ceremonies and functions
  • Smaller ceremonies such as the reception of new
    ambassadors take place in the "1844 Room". Here
    too the Queen holds small lunch parties, and
    often meetings of the Privy Council. Larger lunch
    parties often take place in the curved and domed
    Music Room, or the State Dining Room. On all
    formal occasions the ceremonies are attended by
    the Yeomen of the Guard in their historic
    uniforms, and other officers of the court such as
    the Lord Chamberlain.

13
Curiosity - D
  • Every year some 50,000 invited guests are
    entertained at garden parties, receptions,
    audiences, and banquets. The Garden Parties,
    usually three, are held in the summer, usually in
    July. The Forecourt of Buckingham Palace is used
    for Changing of the Guard, a major ceremony and
    tourist attraction (daily during the summer
    months every other day during the winter).

14
The Garden, the Royal Mews and the Mall.
  • At the rear of the palace, is the large and
    park-like garden which, together with its lake,
    is the largest private garden in London. Here the
    Queen hosts her annual garden parties each
    summer, and also holds large functions to
    celebrate royal milestones, such as jubilees.

15
The Garden, the Royal Mews and the Mall.
  • Originally landscaped by Capability Brown, it was
    redesigned by William Townsend Aiton of Kew
    Gardens and John Nash. The artificial lake was
    completed in 1828 and is supplied with water from
    the Serpentine, a river which runs through Hyde
    Park.

16
The end.
  • Thus, Buckingham Palace is a symbol and home of
    the British monarchy, an art gallery and tourist
    attraction. Behind the gilded railings and gates
    which were made by the Bromsgrove Guild and
    Webb's famous facade which has been described as
    looking "like everybody's idea of a palace" is
    not only the weekday home of the Queen and Prince
    Philip but also the London residence of the Duke
    of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The
    palace also houses the offices of the Royal
    Household and is the workplace of 450 people.

17
Bibliography.
  • Wikipedia.
  • Mapsofworld.
  • Londyn.webd.
  • Google photo.
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