Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of Britain's royalty since 1837 when Queen Victoria made it her home. The Palace has not always been a palace. Originally built as Buckingham House, it was purchased by King George III in 1762. Inside the palace, the Queen's Gallery houses rare exhibits, including Faberge eggs and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. The Palace was opened to tourists for the first time in 1993. Check out the sites below to learn more about the history and residents of this British landmark.
Royal Palaces: Buckingham Palace
Learn about the landmark's transition from House to Palace and look at pictures of various rooms throughout the residence. Check out the site's Monarchy Through the Ages section to learn about how the British royalty's power has changed since its establishment.