In this instance, we are going to find out more about Buckingham Palace. We have compiled 7 interesting facts about Buckingham Palace just for you.
- John Sheffield, 3rd Earl of Mulgrave and Marquess of Normanby, was created by Duke of Buckingham in 1703. He built Buckingham House for himself as a grand London home.
- Buckingham Palace is a symbol of love from a king to his beloved queen. George III bought Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte to be used as a comfortable family home. And 14 of 15 children of George III were born here.
- John Nash (a super talented architect of England) was put by George IV to enlarge the palace into the imposing U-shaped building.
- Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
- There are 1,514 doors and 760 windows in Buckingham Palace. All windows are cleaned every six weeks to keep them clean.
- On the site, King James I used to plant mulberries to rear silkworms. Unfortunately, the king chose the wrong kind of mulberry. So the silk production never took off in Britain.
- Buckingham Palace houses largest collections of clocks and watches in the world. In total, it is home for 350 exceptional clocks and watches.
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