Learn about the history of Buckingham Palace in our reading activity. Complete the sentences by putting the 9 numbers below into the correct place.
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Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the Kings and Queens of the UK since 1837. Buckingham Palace has _____ rooms. These include 19 State rooms, _____ Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and _____ bathrooms. The building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep and _____ metres high.
The Palace is a home for the Royal Family and their staff and is a working building, holding many royal events and ceremonies and receptions. More than _____ people visit the Palace each year; for example, in 2013 The Queen hosted a reception to celebrate the Commonwealth, Youth and Education, which was attended by _____ guests from around the world.
George III bought the original Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte and 14 of George III's _____ children were born there. Then, in 1826, £_____ was spent on transforming the house into a palace. Over the following years many changes and improvements have been made to the palace with the latest work being the completion of gates and railings in 1914. The palace’s state rooms have been open to the public since 1993, and since that time _____ people have taken the opportunity to visit.