The Buckingham Palace is the largest monarchical icon today, but not all royalty and formalities.This place hides many interesting facts, stories and secrets that will definitely leave you speechless.Want to discover?
1. The Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, 78 bathrooms, 760 windows and doors 1514. It also has a chapel, a post office, a swimming pool, a cafeteria, a medical office and a cinema.
2. 14 of the 15 children who had the Queen Charlotte were born in this palace.
3. Edward Jones, known as “ The boy Jones “entered the palace three times between 1838 and 1841. After entering the first time, at age 14, was caught by police with the underwear of Queen Victoria set underneath your clothes.
4. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of the major tourist attractions of London. It is a very honorable, magnificent and complex ceremony that takes place at the main entrance of the palace where the guards who are responsible for safeguarding the security of the place are relieved in a special way, making a parade to the rhythm of the military band . The show lasts 45 minutes.
5. There are secret tunnels beneath the streets of London connecting to Clarence House to Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. The Queen Mother once explored the lower levels of the Palace with King George VI. In the basement they found a man that none of them knew. It was not an employee of the palace but the person said it was “a friend of a friend” and was living there for a while. The Queen called “Geordie” and described it as “very polite”.
6. On one occasion, a group of friends tourists traveling through Europe, drunk out of a bar and went into the garden of the Palais Royal, thinking it was a public park. They were found by the dogs of the palace guards.
7. The Irishman Michael Fagan entered the Palace and the Queen’s chamber in 1982. He sat on his bed for 10 minutes while she, keeping calm, I had a conversation with him. Help came when he asked for a cigarette and the Queen called a servant to provide one.
8. Each morning, the Queen starts the day with a cup of tea. At 7.30 am., You are taken to her room a tray with a teapot, a jug of water and another of milk and a plate of sandwiches for their dogs.
9. The official flag of the British sovereign is above the Buckingham Palace flies when the Queen is there, and the Union Jack is the one that is raised when she is not there. In case of the death of any member of the royal family, the flag hangs at half mast.
As you can see, not everything is perfect in the life of royalty, the monarchy also live situations outside their control. Finally, they are also human!