Wednesday 5 June 2013

Buckingham Palace by Numbers

Here are ten figures related to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British Royal family.

1.  775 -- number of rooms in palace

Grand Room courtesy

2.  1514 -- number of doors

Photo courtesy

3.  760 -- number of windows

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4.  1705 -- year the palace was built

Buckingham Palace circa 1710 courtesy

5.  1837 -- year the palace became the Royal Family's official residence after which an addition was added to house Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's nine children


Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne in 1837, moved into the palace the same year (photo courtesy

6.  40,000 -- number of lightbulbs

Photo courtesy

7.  40 -- number of acres of private garden, London's largest, which includes a helicopter pad, tennis courts and lake

Gardens courtesy

8.  800 -- number of staff who make up the Royal Household

Royal Household

9.  51,000 -- number of guests who visit palace each year

10.  1 billion -- approximate value in pounds of palace today

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