Official Residence of the Queen
Buckingham Palace is the most iconic symbol of the British Monarchy, but far from popular opinion, this 200-year-old building isn’t actually The Queen’s official residence, and this is why…
Her Majesty’s official residence is, in fact, a few hundred yards down the Mall from Buckingham Palace at St James’s Palace, where the Court is officially based. It is where foreign diplomats are accredited to and new King and Queens proclaimed officially.
Prior to the transformation of the former Buckingham House into Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace formed the actual residence of the Monarch. Queen Victoria was the first Monarch to actually take up residence at Buckingham Palace in 1837 – the court, however, remained at St James’s Palace as it does to this day.
As well as that interesting fact attached to it, St James’s Palace does have other rather strange characteristics to it. It also happens to be physically attached to Clarence House, a newer building that nowadays is the official residence of Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and formerly Princes William and Harry. The two residences share a garden.
The Captain of The Queen’s Guard and the colour of the regiment on duty are also lodged at St James’s Palace during the guard company’s tour of duty, not at Buckingham Palace which only hosts a detachment of the guard.
Perhaps even more strangely is that St James’s Palace, despite its multiple claims to fame, is often forgotten both by the public and ironically almost by the Royal Family too. The residence only has apartments for a few members of the Royal Family, none of whom actually occupy them full time.
The Royal Collection does occupy St James’s Palace but as a royal home, St James’s Palace appears to be no longer in ‘royal favour’ as it were, with the last person to use it as an official residence being the Prince of Wales.
There is talk in the future that Prince Charles could make Windsor Castle the base for his royal court when he accedes to the throne, though because of the convenience of Buckingham Palace being in central London and its iconicity, this has been discounted by many.How to heal a hamstring strain fast what does maknae mean How to convert cm to inches How to care for monstera Why is it important to treat garlic root tips with hcl How to convert photo to pdf? How to help? what does dark ear wax mean what does jayla mean what does incline bench work How to lucid dream tonight? Easy tips on how to make worship sound better what does it mean when your ears ring How to craft a blast furnace? what does trifling mean what are nfts Dynamo how he does his tricks What is tips certified mean what are wine flights How to win acceptances by psychology journals: 21 tips for better writing How to make horseradish? How to tell how old a kitten is How to get sponsored Tips on how to relax and let the customer build trust 1st How to change apple id on ipad How to remove dark circles under eyes? How to prevent hacking tips How to cut your own hair? what does it mean if your right brained what does yahweh mean What percent of challenger players are one tricks Safety tips steps to take when your motorcycle is hit from behind How to track tips in excel How to make fluffy scrambled eggs? what does nan miles mean what do cat meows mean How to shave the tips of your hair How to pair xfinity remote what does per diem mean How to cite a website with no author How to become a locksmith Tips on what to do when getting a divorce How to hang christmas lights what does treble mean what does nub mean what does idealistic mean How to thicken gravy beef tips and gravy How to do magic tricks with water Tips for someone who hates cardio what does swole mean How do well known tips and tricks lose their effectiveness what does 80 effaced mean How to grill chicken thighs How to make a dog do tricks without treats what does mgm stand for what does split do in python How much protein to lose weight? Nikon d3400 tips on how to focus How to get revenge on someone dirty tricks what does tfg mean in politics Who has the most hat tricks in football history what are pepitas Face roller how to use? How to reverse a video on iphone what does high psa mean How to get a passport in ga? what does thiamine do How to bake tilapia what does it mean to be engaged what animals are herbivores How to throw a football What is the law of total tricks in bridge what does ong mean in text what does job title mean How to learn german What are steak tips How long after being exposed to covid are you contagious what does it mean when your car wont start what are squats good for what does dui mean what time does gnc open How to differentiate what does f.o.o mean How to do wine bottle from xmas stocking magic tricks what does let's go branden mean what time does sallys open How to interview someone? what time does the rams play today How to make spinach dip? what level does caterpie evolve what are people from the netherlands called what does lte mean on my phone How to learn simple magic tricks Tips on remembering what you read Roadhog tips and tricks to use when maining him How to show tool tips on autocad what do heart emojis mean What are some good tricks for me to get a lot of coins in madden mobile How to find slant asymptotes How to tell if airpods are charging? How to get kindle unlimited? How to get rid of pimples on pubic area male? How to amazing vape tricks Experts tips how buy jewelry amazon union what does it mean What are swivel exhaust tips Tips on how to pass nursing compentencies How to.clean exhaust tips what does an architect do what does rgb mean what are cognates in spanish How to answer how are you? what does facsimile mean what does h mean in shoe size what does deceit mean what does grotesque mean How to cook a honey baked ham How to install a toilet?