Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:56:29 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
British Royal Palaces: A Guide

Buckingham Palace



Buckingham Palace (© PA/Matt Crossick)
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Location: City of Westminster, London
History: Built in 1702 for the Duke of Buckingham, Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the British monarch since Queen Victoria's accession in 1837. Current residents are the Queen, Prince Phillip, and the families of her youngest sons The Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.

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