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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. The palace has an interesting history which dates back to the 18th century.

Learn about the history of Buckingham Palace in our reading activity. Complete the sentences by putting the 9 numbers below into the correct place.

     15    52    519,0000    350    450,000    24    775    50,000    78

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.

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Answers

Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the Kings and Queens of the UK since 1837. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. The building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep and 24 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 50,000 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 350 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 15 children were born there. Then, in 1826, £450,000 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 519,000 people have taken the opportunity to visit.

Learn more about Buckingham Palace: https://www.royal.uk/royal-residences-buckingham-palace.

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