Where did the British monarch live before Buckingham Palace?
Just so, which monarch first lived in Buckingham Palace?
Likewise, does the royal family live in Buckingham Palace? England's reigning monarch doesn't actually live at Kensington Palace, where many of the other prominent royals reside. Queen Elizabeth II lives at Buckingham Palace, a 775-room royal residence, with her husband, Prince Philip. The two celebrated 72 years of marriage recently.
Consequently, which monarchs have lived in Buckingham Palace?
The Queen's marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840 set the seal on the use of Buckingham Palace as a royal family home and as a place of entertainment and official business. Over 20 years, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert transformed the Palace into the centre of an energetic, cosmopolitan court.
Where did the kings and queens of England live?
Buckingham Palace has achieved iconic status as the official London residence of the reigning British monarch, but it hasn't always served in that role. Indeed, for more than 300 years, from 1531 until 1837, the King of England's official residence in the capital city was St. James' Palace.