On August 7, 1993, part of Buckingham Palace was first opened to the public. Since then, the London residence of British monarchs has become one of the most visited places in the world. We bring to your attention the top 5 facts about this bright sight.
1. It is not common to find out about the birth or death of a member of the royal family from social networks or news sources. Traditionally, this is reported in official notifications, which are exhibited at the fence of the palace.
2. The design of official and semi-private rooms, invented by John Nash, has not changed much since the time of King George IV.
3. When the queen is in the palace, the Royal Standard flies above its roof, but if Her Majesty is not in the residence, the flag of Great Britain takes the place of the standard. Usually the flag has standard parameters, but on special occasions, such as the birthday of Elizabeth or the wedding of monarchs, a large flag is raised.
4. Buckingham Palace is not as old as it might seem. Of the surviving building, the palace was made only in the 1800s, and the outer courtyard with a facade was built only in the early 1900s.
5. In the Royal Stables (Royal Mews), which are located on the territory of the palace, you can see the horses of Elizabeth II. They are harnessed into the carriage during state events.