Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace in west London is the London residence of the British monarch. It was originally acquired by George III as a residence for his wife, Queen Charlotte. The original Buckingham House was expanded in the nineteenth century by architects John Nash and Edward Blore. It became the official London residence of the monarch under Queen Victoria. Prince Albert oversaw much of its renovation including improved ventilation.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.501364000000
Longitude: -0.141890000000

Timeline of Events Associated with Buckingham Palace

Date Event Manage
12 Jul 1851

Queen Victoria visits the Exhibition Model Dwellings

On 12 July 1851, Queen Victoria visited the Exhibition Model Dwellings, which were built just off the grounds of the Great Exhibition in 1851. These model dwellings, designed by the architect Henry Roberts, contributed to growing efforts to place the mid-century crisis in housing of the poor at the forefront of public attention. Image: A Room in Tyndall's Buildings (from The Labourers’ Friend(April 1856): 57. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.

Articles

Barbara Leckie, “Prince Albert’s Exhibition Model Dwellings”

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8 Feb 1876

Victoria opens parliament

Portrait of Queen VictoriaOn 8 February 1876, Victoria opened Parliament for the first time since Albert's death (1861) and announced that the Royal Titles Bill will be introduced into Parliament. Image: George Hayter, State portrait of Queen Victoria, 1860 (oil on canvas), from the Government Art Collection of the United Kingdom. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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1 Jan 1887

Year of Jubilee

Portrait of Queen VictoriaThe 1887 Year of Jubilee was a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the reign of Queen Victoria. Image: George Hayter, State portrait of Queen Victoria, 1860 (oil on canvas), from the Government Art Collection of the United Kingdom. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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Erika Rappaport, “Object Lessons and Colonial Histories: Inventing the Jubilee of Indian Tea”