How To Say 'Buckingham Palace' Audio
Phonetics For 'Buckingham Palace'?
bu:king:əm pa:ləs not bu:king:ham
A Quick Overview of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and principal workplace of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.
- It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing.
- Originally known as Buckingham House, the building at the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site that had been in private ownership for at least 150 years.
- It was acquired by King George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen Charlotte and became known as "The Queen's House".