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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, one of the last remaining working royal palaces, is the home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and it’s where the Change of Guard ceremony takes place. This noble ritual has become a big tourist attraction which takes places every morning between May and July and on specific dates for the remaining part of the year. Since 1993, the Palace has opened its doors to the public in the months of August and September.

During this time, visitors are allowed to tour the premises which have approximately 775 rooms including 19 Staterooms. The staterooms are where the Queen welcomes, awards and entertains her subjects as well as visiting monarchies. As such, the rooms are characterized with beautiful treasures from the Royal portfolio such as paintings by Canaletto, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

Buckingham Palace, Change the Guard Ceremony and the Grand Staircase

It is in one of these rooms that the Royal Reception for William and Kate occurred. Another great highlight of the Buckingham Palace tour is the view of the Grand Staircase. Besides, you will get to experience an audio tour with Prince Charles who will guide you through the 19 staterooms. Other activities include visiting the throne room, a feeling of the Sevres Porcelain, the Garden Tour, a view of a vast collection of clocks and flags and the Garden café and shop experience.

The tickets for visiting the Palace are affordable and worth every penny. Adults get to pay £23.00 per ticket, while children pay £13.00. Moreover, one can choose to get the family card that costs £59.00 that will cover the entire family as well as concession ticket going for £21.00.

The Buckingham Palace is opened to the public during the summer between 22 July and 31 August daily from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm. While from 1 September to 1 October it is opened daily from 9:30 am to 6:30pm.

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