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Buckingham Palace


Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official London home of the British monarch.

Buckingham Palace is a very recognizable landmark in itself, and additionally, the Victoria Memorial which is in front of the gates is also well recognized.

  • The palace grounds include the largest private garden in London. This is used to hold Summer garden parties, and for other functions and royal events.

  • In the front of the palace is a forecourt, which is used for the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Tourists can see this ceremony, and during the Annual Summer Opening (in August and September) are also able to see the palace's state rooms as well, which are home to many wonderful paintings, sculptures, and other works of art..
For more information about Buckingham Palace, please visit the official website:

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Buckingham Palace: The Official Illustrated History

By John Martin Robinson

Royal Collection Trust
Paperback (144 pages)

Buckingham Palace: The Official Illustrated History
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This publication provides an illustrated account of the history of the royal palace that serves as Her Majesty The Queen's office and London residence, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. Illustrated with over 100 colour images including documents, paintings, drawings and works of art, depicting both the building and its inhabitants, the book describes chronologically how the structure has changed throughout its history to suit the varying need of its occupants.


Buckingham Palace: Official Souvenir Guide

By Jonathan Marsden

Scala Arts Publishers Inc.
Paperback (72 pages)

Buckingham Palace: Official Souvenir Guide
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• The official guidebook to Buckingham Palace
• Illustrated with over 110 color images including beautiful photographs of the State Rooms, plus historic documents and drawings and many works of art

• Features highlights from the Picture Gallery's world-class collection of paintings
These new, fully revised official souvenir guides, published in partnership with the Royal Collection to mark the Diamond Jubilee, include titles on the magnificent palaces and residences, on the finest working stables in existence, on the largest dolls house in the world and on the enthralling history of the royal line of succession. Written by specialist authors including the curators of the Royal Collection, beautifully illustrated and containing details of the works of art, the architecture, stories of occupants, photographs and plans, each book gives a fascinating insight into these famous sites, their history and contents.


Buckingham Palace is one of the most readily recognized buildings in the world and one of the few working royal palaces remaining. This official guide to Buckingham Palace provides an illustrated account of the history of the royal palace that serves as Her Majesty The Queen's office and London residence, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It contains an introduction to the Palace today; a history of the building and architecture of the Palace; fascinating stories about the Palace's occupants, from George III to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; a visitor's map of the State Rooms and an illustrated tour of the State Rooms and their contents.


Also available in the Royal Collection Official Souvenir Guides series:
Clarence House 9781857597608
Queen Mary's Dolls' House 9781857597639
The Royal Line of Succession 9781857597592
The Palace of Holyrood House 9781857597622
The Royal Mews 9781857597615
Windsor Castle 9781857597585

Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace

By Mark Flanagan

Royal Collection Trust
Hardcover (120 pages)

Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace
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What could be more quintessentially British than a spot of afternoon tea? It’s a hallowed tradition that’s taken particularly seriously at Buckingham Palace, where for more than a decade Royal Chef Mark Flanagan and his team have prepared an afternoon tea that reflects the best of this venerable tradition across the seasons, from springtime picnics to sophisticated summer garden parties and festive Christmas teas.
           
Royal Teas, the follow-up to A Royal Cookbook, shares Flanagan’s recipes for a variety of tantalizing tea-time treats, including sweet and savory pastries, cookies, and show-stopping cakes. Each recipe is reproduced with clear instructions and a table to convert measurements to the ones you are most familiar with and is accompanied by beautiful photographs of the tableware, floral arrangements, and other decorative items that adorn the royal table throughout the year. Organized by season, the book is also a testament to the Royal Kitchens’ commitment to sourcing fresh, local ingredients, from the mulberry trees in the Palace Gardens, whose berries are harvested and made into deliciously syrupy jam, to the beehives that provide the year-round honey used in honey sponge cake.

The first official tea-time cookbook from the Royal Collection, Royal Tea invites readers to take a break in the day to indulge in a Royal Family–tested sweet treat—well-behaved corgis welcome!
 

The Queen's Houses

By Alan Titchmarsh

imusti
Released: 2014-12-22
Hardcover (256 pages)

The Queen s Houses
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Both a sumptuous visual guide and an affectionate look at the personal family stories behind the formal grandeur of the royal residencies

The Queen’s life is dedicated to her public—every move is scrutinized, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. Here Alan Titchmarsh takes readers on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff, and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle, and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen’s Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties—a respectful study of the royal family at home.

A Royal Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace

By Mark Flanagan

Flanagan Mark
Hardcover (120 pages)

A Royal Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace
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  • A Royal Cookbook Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace
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Whether you’re serving up a simple family dinner or hosting a holiday soiree, now you can bring the experience of royal dining to your own table with the first-ever cookbook from the kitchen at Buckingham Palace.
           
A Royal Cookbook brings together a selection of recipes for both new and experienced cooks from Royal Chef Mark Flanagan. Organized by season in keeping with the royal kitchen’s commitment to fresh, seasonal cooking, the recipes range from elaborate entrees to tea-time treats and are accompanied by tips on presentation and entertaining from Deputy Master of the Royal Household Edward Griffiths. For those inclined to bring out the fine china, the book also includes illustrations and explanations of the tableware, floral arrangements, and other decorative items that adorn the royal table throughout the year, as well as stories and photographs from the history of royal dining, drawn from the Royal Archives and the Print Room at Windsor Castle.
           
Fully illustrated with mouth-watering photographs and offering easy-to-follow techniques for each delicious dish, A Royal Cookbook will make readers—and their lucky guests—ready for dinner with royal relish.

The Strange History of Buckingham Palace

By Patricia Wright

Brand: The History Press
Paperback (240 pages)

The Strange History of Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace is one of the most familiar buildings in the world, but who knows the real tales hidden behind its ceremonial gates? Who was the witch that once lived in the royal courtyard? How could courtesans once have plied their trade in front of the present royal windows? How dare a prime minister call the palace a monstrous insult to the nation? This text presents a detailed exploration of the ordinary and sometimes extraordinary people who owned or lived on the land now occupied by the Palace, and of the royal occupants who later inhabited it. The book reveals how Buckingham Palace came to be the place it is today, from the time when it probably formed the escape route from a Roman battle nearly 2,000 years ago, to the establishment of the first gentleman's house there in the 17th century, and on into a checkered royal history, which includes an ambitious Saxon queen and James I's plan to found an English silk industry in the Palace gardens.

Inside Buckingham Palace

By Andrew Morton

Summit Books
Hardcover (96 pages)

Inside Buckingham Palace
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  • INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE The Private World of the Royal Family
  • The Royal British Family
  • Buckingham Palace
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Andrew Morton's behind-the-scenes-look at Britain's most famous residence. Illustrated in full colour, the book draws an entertaining and enlightening portrait of the Palace the public will never see.


 
 
 

 
 
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