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Buckingham house was built for the duke of Buckingham in 1703. George III acquired it in 1761 as a private residence. Architect John Nash formed wings around the central courtyard enlarged it over the next 75 years.
It became a royal residence in 1837 when the new queen Victoria took the throne, after the new queen sold Brighton pavilion to pay for alterations. The last major structural additions took place in the early 20th century.
Buckingham palace is the home to our present queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. It is used as a working office and ceremonial state occasions. About 300 people work at the palace including royal household and domestic staff.
Address: The Mall, SW1
Directions: Green Park tube
Phone: 020 77667300
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