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Fun Facts Answers

Buckingham Palace was built in 1703 for John Sheffield who became the Duke of Buckingham. At the time it was called Buckingham House. It later was renamed the Queen's House and is today known as Buckingham Palace

There are 775 rooms in Buckingham Palace, so you probably found the names of more than five! Here are five rooms Chief & Lilly found:

  1. 1884 - This is the room the royal family receive some of their visitors, such as the Obama's, the President of China and even Angelina Jolie!

  2. The Throne Room - This is where people are invited to celebrate success! You could be honoured in this room one day!

  3. The Picture Gallery - This room is where you will find some of the paintings in the royal collection. This room was created by John Nash in the 1800's.

  4. The Ballroom - This room is used for official business such as banquets

  5. The Kings Library - This room has lots and lots of books!

The Ballroom is approximately 36.6 metres long, 18 metres wide and 13.5 metres high. It is the largest room in Buckingham Palace!

 

Chief & Lilly think it would take a VERY long time to clean every window in the Palace. What they do know is that they are all cleaned at least once very six weeks!

 

A Suffragette is a woman who fought for the right to vote. There is a lot of information about the Suffragettes which you might find interesting!

 

If approximately 15,000,000 people visit Buckingham Palace a year, that means approximately 1,250,000 people visit per month. That is a lot of visitors!

 

The Queens Guard must stand still for at least 10 minutes. They are then allowed to march up and down. 

 

The price to visit Buckingham Palace is £26.50 but this will increase as time goes on.

 

Chief and Lilly encourage you to do your own independent research to find out more facts about Buckingham Palace! 

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