Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth. However, the Queen also has many other official residences in Great Britain at which she stays while on vacation or while travelling.
Located in London, Buckingham Palace has served as the official residence of Great Britain's monarchs since 1837. The palace has a total of 775 rooms, 52 of which are Royal and guest bedrooms. Part of Buckingham Palace is open to visitors every year. The Queen usually spends her weekends at Windsor Castle, which is the largest castle still occupied. She also spends an entire month at the castle for Easter.Learn More
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was the longest-ruling queen in English history. Her two biggest accomplishments were re-establishing the Church of England and ending the war with France that was underway when she took the throne. Her 44-year reign also saw several military victories.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has four children: Charles, Anne, Edward and Andrew. As the oldest, Charles is the heir apparent. Queen Elizabeth also has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Full Answer >
Forbes notes that in 2012, Buckingham Palace was estimated to be worth approximately $5 billion. According to Forbes, real estate firm Savills noted that no property of Buckingham Palace's historical significance, period features and caliber has ever been listed in Central London, potentially making the palace "priceless."Full Answer >
Elizabeth Tudor was queen of England for 45 years, and her reign is referred to as the Elizabethan era or the Golden Age of England. When she first ascended to the throne, Elizabeth inherited a bankrupt nation, torn by religious strife and threatened by the military power of France and Spain. By her death on March 24, 1603, England had become a major world power in every respect.Full Answer >