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ROYAL HOMES OF GREAT BRITAIN. Presented by THOMAS F. CRAVEN. DESCRIPTION. There are currently four residences used by the reigning sovereign, two of which belong to the people of Britain and two of which are the personal property of the monarch. Buckingham Palace Windsor Castle

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royal homes of great britain

ROYAL HOMES OF GREAT BRITAIN

Presented by

THOMAS F. CRAVEN

description
DESCRIPTION

There are currently four residences used by the reigning sovereign, two of which belong to the people of Britain and two of which are the personal property of the monarch.

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Windsor Castle
  • Sandringham House
  • Balmoral Castle
buckingham palace
Buckingham Palace
  • Belonging to British people, official home in London of royal family.
  • Residence of royal family since Queen Victoria in 1837.
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Buckingham Palace
  • Built in 1703, enlarged in 1825 & 1913.
  • Royal standard flies when sovereign in residence.
windsor castle
Windsor Castle
  • Also belonging to nation, 22 miles west of London, weekend & summer home of royals for 900+ years.
  • When sovereign here, royal flag flies from Round Tower.
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Windsor Castle
  • Includes St. George’s Chapel (royal burial place) & Albert Memorial Chapel, dedicated to husband of Queen Victoria.
  • Surrounding castle, Home Park, including Frogmore House & Mausoleum (burial site of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert & other royals), & Windsor Great Park, home to a stock of red deer.
sandringham house
Sandringham House
  • Belonging to monarch, residence constructed (1867-1870) during reign of Queen Victoria & located in Norfolk (East Anglia), 8 miles outside town of King’s Lynn.
  • Traditionally, Xmas spent here by royals.
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Sandringham House
  • Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII (son of Queen Victoria), George V, & George VI all died here.
  • Grounds with magnificent trees, small church (silver altar), & museum (hunting trophies & vintage cars).
balmoral castle
Balmoral Castle
  • Also belonging to sovereign, located in Scotland, 7 miles NE of Braemar, summer residence of royal family.
  • Mansion bought by Queen Victoria in 1852 & renovated by Prince Albert’s plans.
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Balmoral Castle
  • Foundation stone for parish church of Crathie laid in 1893 by Queen Victoria & attended by royal family nearby at Balmoral Castle.
  • Scottish Highland Games celebrated in Braemar on first Saturday in September, attended by 20,000 people & royal family, all dressed in traditional Scottish attire
buckingham palace other places of interest nearby
BUCKINGHAM PALACE: other places of interest nearby

1. St. James Palace

www.princeofwales.gov.uk

2. Kensington Palace

www.tourist-information-uk.com/kensington-palace.htm

windsor castle other places of interest nearby
Windsor CASTLE: other places of interest nearby

1. Runnymede

www.runnymede.gov.uk

2. Ascot

www.uk-golfguide.com/hotels/berkshire~ascot.html

sandringham house other places of interest nearby
SANDRINGHAM HOUSE: other places of interest nearby

1. Norwich

www.mth.uea.ac.uk/Norwich.html

2. The Wash

www.jncc.gov.uk/ukspa/sites/england/uk9008021.htm

balmoral castle other places of interest nearby
BALMORAL CASTLE: other places of interest nearby

1. Aberdeen

www.ifb.net/webit

2. Dundee

www.angusanddundee.co.uk/