02 February 2011 15:56 | By Francis Whittaker
London 2012: British Royal Palaces

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace (© PA/Matt Crossick)
  • Buckingham Palace (© PA/Matt Crossick)
  • Windsor Castle (© PA/Martin Keene)
  • Balmoral Castle (© PA/Chris Bacon)
  • Kensington Palace (© PA/Martin Keene)
  • Clarence House (© PA/Sean Dempsey)
  • Highgrove House (© PA)
  • St James's Palace (© Alamy)
  • The Tower of London (© PA/Dominic Lipinski)
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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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