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Prince Harry on baby news: 'I can't wait to see my brother suffer more'

Prince Harry on baby news: 'I can't wait to see my brother suffer more'

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Prince Harry said Monday the news of his brother expecting his second child was "very exciting news," joking he couldn't wait to see William "suffer more."
Aileen Graef
British oddsmakers already betting on royal baby

British oddsmakers already betting on royal baby

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Hours after Buckingham Palace announced the duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy, British oddsmakers began accepting bets on the second royal baby.
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting second child

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) --William and Kate, the duke and duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child, announced Buckingham Palace Monday.
Aileen Graef
Buckingham Palace guard will face disciplinary action for dancing on duty [VIDEO]

Buckingham Palace guard will face disciplinary action for dancing on duty [VIDEO]

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) --The Queen is out of town but that doesn't mean Buckingham Palace soldiers can let down their guard.
Gabrielle Levy
Ambassador: Queen finds selfie-takers 'strange'

Ambassador: Queen finds selfie-takers 'strange'

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Britain's Queen Elizabeth II finds selfie-taking fans to be "strange" and misses the days of "eye contact," the U.S. ambassador said.
Ben Hooper
Prince Philip undergoes medical procedure on right hand

Prince Philip undergoes medical procedure on right hand

LONDON, May 21 (UPI) --Prince Philip was seen sporting a bandage on his hand as he attended several events at Buckingham Palace with his wife, Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Prince William and Kate Middleton planning 'low key' anniversary celebration

Prince William and Kate Middleton planning 'low key' anniversary celebration

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton are "looking forward" to celebrating their three-year wedding anniversary Tuesday.
Veronica Linars
Buckingham Palace guard points bayonet-fixed rifle at 'ranting' man

Buckingham Palace guard points bayonet-fixed rifle at 'ranting' man

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- A member of the Queen's Guard left his post when a man started shouting at a police officer.
Kate Stanton
Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren says there was no mention of the times she has portrayed the British monarch when she was presented to Queen Elizabeth Monday at Buckingham Palace.

Wild weather takes lives in England as more high winds batter country

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- High winds continued to claim lives Friday in England with a woman dying in London when masonry from a building fell on her car.

South, southeast, central Britain brace for flooding

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Communities in southern, southwest and central Britain prepared for flooding with the threat of heavy rains Friday into Saturday, weather experts said.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip to attend D-Day anniversary

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth and her husband, who both served in the British military in World War II, are planning a trip to France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Prince of Wales lashes out against climate change skeptics

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Charles has lashed out at climate change skeptics, accusing a "powerful groups of deniers" of engaging in intimidation.
Queen Elizabeth told to rein in spending

Queen Elizabeth told to rein in spending

LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- According to a House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report, the royal family overspent their annual budget, and has been told to rein in current spending.
JC Finley
Report: Queen Elizabeth's fiscal reserve has dwindled

Report: Queen Elizabeth's fiscal reserve has dwindled

LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth's staff has been spending too freely, frittering away the money need to keep her many palaces in shape, a British report said Monday.
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Tourists look through the gates at the Queen's residence, Buckingham Palace, in London, one week after the terrorist threat was raised to critical on August 17, 2006. Twenty four suspects continue to be questioned by British police regarding the alleged terrorist plot to blow up 9 planes over the Atlantic. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality, and a major tourist attraction. It has been a rallying point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.

Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and acquired by George III in 1761 as a private residence, known as "The Queen's House". It was enlarged over the next 75 years, principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, forming three wings around a central courtyard. Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The last major structural additions were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the present-day public face of Buckingham Palace. However, the palace chapel was destroyed by a German bomb in World War II; the Queen's Gallery was built on the site and opened to the public in 1962 to exhibit works of art from the Royal Collection.

The original early 19th-century interior designs, many of which still survive, included widespread use of brightly coloured scagliola and blue and pink lapis, on the advice of Sir Charles Long. King Edward VII oversaw a partial redecoration in a Belle epoque cream and gold colour scheme. Many smaller reception rooms are furnished in the Chinese regency style with furniture and fittings brought from the Royal Pavilion at Brighton and from Carlton House. The Buckingham Palace Garden is the largest private garden in London, originally landscaped by Capability Brown, but redesigned by William Townsend Aiton of Kew Gardens and John Nash. The artificial lake was completed in 1828 and is supplied with water from the Serpentine, a river which runs through Hyde Park.

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