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a Historic Building in the town of London, in the county of Greater London

About Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the first home and office of the Royal family in England, and has been the home to British sovereigns since 1837. It is where heads of state visit, and is used for banquets and other state and royal occassions. Originally it was a town house built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. It was later purchased by George III in 1762 and used as one of the royal family's London homes. 14 of George III's 15 children were born at the palace. George IV who reigned between 1820-30 employed John Nash to build a new palace around the old Buckingham House. Both he and his brother King William IV who reigned from 1830 to 1837 died before the new palace was fully completed, and so Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live at the palace in 1837, making it the royal family's main London residence. Buckingham Palace is decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection, one of the major art collections in the world today. It is also one of the worlds most familiar buildings and over 50,000 people visit the palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, garden parties and receptions. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors who get to see all the lavish furnishings and some of the most priceless works of art in the world. Also open to the public at this time is the gardens which are a haven for wildlife and offer great views of the garden front of the palace and the 19th century lake

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