Asked By: Anthony Gray Date: created: Sep 27 2023

Who lives in Buckingham Palace vs Windsor Castle

Answered By: Jack Collins Date: created: Sep 29 2023
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Royal Palaces and Castles
The word castle comes from a Latin word meaning fortress. The official London residences of the English Sovereigns, from Henry VIII to the present day, have been:

the Palace of Whitehall (to 1699), St James’s Palace (to 1837) and Buckingham Palace (1837 +), originally known as Buckingham House.

The Queen’s Homes Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official and main royal London home, although the Queen regularly spends time at Windsor Castle and Balmoral in Scotland. We have now created a special page with photographas and information on Buckingham Palace. Click here to go there Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. The castle was the inspiration for the Royal family’s surname. William the Conqueror built the castle in 1080 and it has remained a royal palace and fortress for over 900 years. Windsor is the oldest royal home in Britain and, covering 13 acres, it’s the largest castle in the world that is still lived in. Each year, the Order of the Garter ceremony is held at Windsor Castle, and the Queen occasionally hosts a “dine and sleeps” for politicians and public figures. Some 85,000 people visit Balmoral each year, and the estate maintains and restores footpaths throughout the property for visiting hikers. The Palace of Holyroodhouse Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. It was also the home of many Scottish royals. The Queen holds receptions, state functions, and investitures within its walls, and each year during Holyrood Week Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip invite 8,000 Scottish guests to the Garden Party. The Royal family’s private country retreat in Norfolk. Every Christmas is spent at Sandringham House, which has been the private home of four generations of sovereigns since 1862. Other Royal Family Homes Kensington Palace Kensington Palace was the favourite residence of successive sovereigns until the death of George II in 1760. When William III bought the Jacobean mansion in 1689 it was known as the Nottingham House. Kensington Palace was the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria and her primary residence until she moved into Buckingham Palace. Kensington Palace was the London residence of the late Princess Diana.

St. James Palace St. James’s Palace was built between 1531 and 1536 and was home of kings and queens of England for over 300 years. The palace was built by Henry VIII on the site of the Hospital of St. James, Westminster. After the destruction by fire of the Palace of Whitehall in 1698, all monarchs until William IV lived at St.

James’s for part of the time. William IV was the last Sovereign to use St. James’s Palace as a residence. Since the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837, the Sovereign has lived at Buckingham Palace. Clarence House, stands beside St James’s Palace. It is The Prince of Wales’s current official London residence and former London residence of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Past Royal Homes Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) Edward the Confessor made the Palace of Westminster the first official London residence. It is now the seat of British democracy. It is where the UK government is. The Palace contains over 1,000 rooms, the most important of which are the Chambers of the House of Lords and of the House of Commons. The Banqueting House (Whitehall Palace) In 1529, Henry Vlll got fed up with Westminster Palace and built himself another one which he called Whitehall Palace. It covered 23 acres and it was the official royal residence until it burned down in 1698. It was rebuilt as government offices. Hampton Court Palace Residence of King Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey. Tower of London Lambeth Palace Residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Castles History of Castles

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Which is bigger Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle?

Windsor Castle is just 20 miles west of Buckingham Palace, and it is the largest (and longest occupied) castle in Europe. Around 1070, William the Conqueror began building; 16 years later the castle was completed. It has over 1,000 rooms and more than 300 fireplaces.

Asked By: Ethan Sanders Date: created: Apr 19 2024

Who lives in the houses in Windsor Great Park

Answered By: Joshua Lopez Date: created: Apr 19 2024

The Royal Lodge – The Royal Lodge was built in the centre of the park as the Deputy Ranger’s house. It was made into a retreat for the Prince Regent from 1812, but was largely pulled down after his death. The remains were renovated, in the 1930s, as a home for the Duke and Duchess of York before their accession as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth,

Asked By: Jack Brooks Date: created: Nov 10 2023

Who will live in Windsor Castle now

Answered By: Sean Barnes Date: created: Nov 12 2023

The Wales family live in Windsor in an idyllic home Share this: Prince William and Princess Kate relocated from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor in September 2022, along with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Do the Royals watch the Windsors?

The Windsors, a Satirical Royal Soap Opera, Is Reportedly ‘Very Popular’ at the Palace. Who said the royals don’t know how to laugh at themselves? It’s widely known by this point that several members of the royal family reportedly watch The Crown, although most haven’t admitted to it publicly.

Asked By: Hunter Wood Date: created: Oct 11 2023

Did Harry and Meghan want to live at Windsor Castle

Answered By: Francis Hayes Date: created: Oct 11 2023

Meghan Markle wanted to be seen as a princess, which is likely why she and Prince Harry requested to reside at Windsor Castle after marrying. Prince Harry and Markle married in 2018 and moved into Frogmore Cottage. The home is located on the grounds of Windsor Castle and is property belonging to the Crown Estate. Meghan Markle wanted to take up residence at Windsor Castle after marrying Prince Harry but was given Frogmore Cottage instead, a royal expert told Fox News Digital. (Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty Images) When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married, Prince William and Princess Catherine were living in an apartment inside Kensington Palace. (Kensington Palace) ROYAL DEMOTION: PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN MARKLE KNOCKED TO BOTTOM OF TOTEM POLE ON OFFICIAL FAMILY WEBSITE Before Prince Harry and Markle got married, Prince William and Princess Catherine were living in renovated apartments inside Kensington Palace.

At the time, Prince Harry lived alone in Nottingham Cottage, a small home detached from the palace where William and Catherine were. “Part of me wonders if Meghan constantly evaluating what Prince William and Catherine had versus what she was offered is what initially instigated the Windsor Castle pursuits,” Schofield said.

“It is clear that Meghan wants to be seen as a princess, and a princess needs a castle.” However, Frogmore Cottage gave Markle and Prince Harry “more room and more privacy,” Schofield said. Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to give Frogmore Cottage to Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Markle, Duchess of Sussex, might have stemmed from the couple’s propensity for drama, according to the royal expert.

“Windsor Castle had always been a sacred escape for Queen Elizabeth, and based on the amount of drama that the Sussexes had caused in such a short amount of time, I don’t think the queen wanted them right under her nose,” Schofield said. “Additionally, Prince Harry and Meghan seemed resentful of royal responsibilities and the attention that comes with it,” she added, reiterating that the Sussexes clearly prioritized privacy.

“Would they have been able to tolerate the amount of tourists that come through the Windsor Castle grounds regularly or would that kind of attention have proven to be a burden?” Queen Elizabeth II might have offered Frogmore Cottage so that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could have “more room and more privacy,” a royal expert said. (AP) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER After Harry and Markle stepped back from their royal roles in 2020, the couple moved to the U.S.

  • They now live in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, although Frogmore Cottage is still technically their residence when visiting the U.K.
  • Markle even noted in an interview with The Cut that the couple still has items at Frogmore Cottage — including a diary she kept while living there.

The former actress uncovered the journal while visiting the U.K. for the queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. “You go back and you open drawers and you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh. This is what I was writing in my journal there? And here’s all my socks from this time?'” Markle told the outlet. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry most recently stayed at Frogmore Cottage during the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. (Jeremy Selwyn) The Duchess of Sussex revealed that she found her old diary when visiting Frogmore Cottage in June for the queen’s Platinum Jubilee. (Getty) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Asked By: Herbert Roberts Date: created: Dec 27 2023

Do any royals still live in Buckingham Palace

Answered By: Evan Allen Date: created: Dec 30 2023

Buckingham Palace – Location: London Who lives there: Currently, no one; formerly, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Visiting London? Buckingham Palace is probably on your must-visit list. It has been the official residence of the United Kingdom’s monarchs since 1837, after all, and it is impressive.

  1. Part of the Crown Estate, the palace has five floors and 775 rooms—including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices and a surgical room—as well as 40 acres of gardens.
  2. However, no one from the royal family currently lives there.
  3. Instead, it serves as the administrative headquarters of the monarchy, and right now, it is halfway through a 10-year, $500-million refurbishment.

Queen Elizabeth II was the last royal to reside at Buckingham Palace, but she moved into Windsor Castle during the pandemic—and never returned. According to the Sunday Times, King Charles III, who was born there, has no intention to make it his home anytime soon and would rather open it to the public than move in there with Camilla, Getty Images, via

Asked By: Sebastian Evans Date: created: Feb 08 2023

Who owns Windsor Castle

Answered By: Brian Scott Date: created: Feb 09 2023

Places like Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle are owned by the monarch of the moment because of their position as king or queen, while other properties, like Balmoral and Sandringham House, are personally owned and not publicly funded. Click through for everything to know about where your favorite royals live.

Asked By: Cyrus Gonzales Date: created: Jan 19 2024

What is the oldest royal palace in the world

Answered By: Jesse Flores Date: created: Jan 21 2024

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen and is still very much a working royal palace today, home to around 150 people.

Asked By: Devin Watson Date: created: Jul 16 2023

Who lives at Frogmore Cottage

Answered By: Daniel Richardson Date: created: Jul 18 2023

Princess Eugenie has already moved into Frogmore Cottage, source says A royal source has revealed that Princess Eugenie and her family moved into Frogmore Cottage just weeks after her cousin Prince Harry was evicted from the abandoned home in Windsor.

  • Princess Eugenie is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie and is currently 11th in line to the British throne directly behind her older sister Princess Beatrice.
  • In 2018, she married businessman Jack Brooksbank and is currently pregnant with their second child.
  • Unlike her cousins William and Harry, Eugenie is not financially supported by the Royal Family and holds a job working in an art gallery.
  • Eugenie and Jack previously stayed at Frogmore temporarily with Harry and Meghan’s blessing but have reportedly now moved into the Windsor home permanently.

“The Sussexes are disappointed by the move but couldn’t be happier that Eugenie and Jack will take it over,” a source told Britain’s OK! Magazine. “They have been staying there on and off for the past few years anyway.” The source also revealed that Eugenie and Jack recently visited the Sussexes in Santa Barbara and brought along some of the belongings they left behind in England.

  1. Prince Harry has kept close to his cousin Eugenie and her husband James despite frosty relations with more senior members of the family.
  2. The move dispels repeated rumours that King Charles is currently trying to shift Prince Andrew into Frogmore Cottage as a cost-saving exercise.
  3. Nevertheless, the King may still be attempting to move Andrew and Fergie out of the palatial Royal Lodge and into a smaller and less high-profile residence.
  4. The royal source also suggested that Eugenie and James may not stay in the home long term and that their occupancy is a temporary solution, and the disgraced Prince is reportedly happy for his daughter.
  5. “Andrew is delighted that his daughter will take over the property for the time being,” the source claimed.

: Princess Eugenie has already moved into Frogmore Cottage, source says

Which royals have homes in Windsor?

Windsor Castle – A royal residence since William The Conquerer, the fort was most recently the favoured residence of Britain’s longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who has a private apartment in the upper ward, which you can view in this post,

  1. The castle has also been scene to centuries of royal history, including the 1992 fire that tore through the state apartments,
  2. Today, the state rooms are open to the public.
  3. Within the Windsor estate is a host of other royal residences, most of which are private homes for various royals such as Adelaide Cottage, the temporary Windsor home of The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Royal Lodge, home to The Duke of York, and Fort Belvedere, former home of The Duke of Windsor.

Also on the estate is Frogmore House, a former royal residence regularly opened as a public venue, along with Frogmore gardens. Within the Frogmore estate in the private residence of Frogmore Cottage,

Who is living in Windsor?

13 3 Read Time: 1 Minute, 48 Second Sitting proudly just outside of London, Windsor Castle is the official residence of His Majesty The King. It’s an amazing place to visit filled with history, priceless artworks and the tombs of famous monarchs. Besides the King, many other monarchs have lived there over the years.

Why don’t William and Kate move into Windsor Castle?

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When Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis moved into Adelaide Cottage in Windsor the first weekend of September, they were still known as “the Cambridge five” (a nod to William and Kate’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge titles, which they’d held since their 2011 wedding day) and had no idea that, within a week, their entire universe would be turned upside down.

Within a week of their move, William and Kate became the Prince and Princess of Wales following the death of the Queen on September 8—the same day that George, Charlotte, and Louis started school at Lambrook—and the expectation was that they would leave the relatively modest, four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage for nearby Windsor Castle sooner rather than later.

It has now been nearly six months since their move—and Her late Majesty’s passing—and, The Daily Express reports, there are no plans for “the Wales five” (as they’re now known) to uproot for the more palatial castle down the road. The outlet reports that the family are happy where they are and “don’t want to move to Windsor Castle,” where the Queen spent the later years of her life, alongside husband Prince Philip.

Royal expert Camilla Tominey appeared on This Morning, where she spoke about royal properties and how they work. “The Waleses don’t want to move into Windsor Castle because they’re actually quite happy in Adelaide Cottage, which, by comparison, is modest accommodation,” she says.

Not by comparison to us, but by comparison to royal accommodation.” Inside the cottage, “Kate and William’s sofa is traditional with clean lines, which lends it a regal look,” says Deepa Mehta-Sagar, an interior designer and decorator who founded and runs Area Décor LLC. “The whole space comes alive with a splash of red, and floral tossed cushions, which add warmth.

It’s formal yet inviting and makes the perfect spot from which the couple can air interviews.” Mehta-Sagar says Adelaide Cottage works well with William and Kate’s hope to give their three children as normal of an upbringing as possible, and offers a sense of privacy, as opposed to Kensington Palace in the heart of London, where the family lived previously.

  1. The estate holds on to the original porch,” Mehta-Sagar says.
  2. The manicured gardens also appear to have maintained the same character for nearly 200 years.
  3. Other features added to the exterior include a gravel driveway, a red-brick outbuilding, and a gatehouse, which is a rather inconspicuous security detail, in line with the royals’ desire for privacy and normalcy.” Inside, “the four-bedroom residence reportedly holds onto the traditional furnishings such as a nautical-inspired theme in the main bedroom, recycled from a 19th-century royal yacht, and, in this, the décor is almost iconic,” she continues.

“The home also reportedly has a neutral color scheme, with royal blue and deep red with hints of gold for a touch of elegance. This creates a calming effect, which is perfect for a family with young children.” Of the apartment at Kensington Palace—which the family retained and uses primarily for official duties—and their country home, Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham Estate, Adelaide Cottage “is smaller in comparison with the family’s other two homes and yet again represents a desire to bring up the children in an ordinary manner, while still ensuring they remain rooted in the royal history,” Mehta-Sagar says.

To add to the perks, Adelaide Cottage is not far from Bagshot Park, where Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex live, and “Sophie and Kate share a close relationship, and perhaps the proximity is appreciated by the women,” Mehta-Sagar says. If the Waleses are happy, we’re happy! Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox! Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world.

She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor.

Asked By: Jesse Hayes Date: created: Oct 09 2023

Who inherits Balmoral

Answered By: Isaac Powell Date: created: Oct 10 2023

Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – Queen Elizabeth died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. ( ) The late Queen spent her summers on the private Balmoral Estate, and it was here that she felt most free, away from the glare of public duty. It was also here that she died on September 8.

Which is bigger Frogmore or Adelaide?

Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly considering moving from their Anmer Hall home on the Sandringham estate and their London Kensington Palace base to Windsor into Adelaide Cottage. However, according to Marie Claire, the Duke of York’s daughter Eugenie is also keen on moving into the newly refurbished cottage with husband Jack Brooksbank, and their 14-month-old son August.

  1. According to Marelene Koeing, a royal historian, the situation is complicated by the fact that Eugenie and her family currently live in Frogmore Cottage on another part of the Berkshire estate.
  2. Writing on Twitter, Ms Koeing noted that Adelaide cottage is “small” indicating that perhaps it would be more suitable for Princess Eugenie with her smaller family.

She also noted that Frogmore Cottage, initially allocated to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before they moved to the USA, is bigger. Therefore, the Cambridges might be better suited to Frogmore Cottage, potentially leading to a furious royal feud. She said: “Adelaide cottage is not a mansion it’s actually quite small.

“Frogmore house is bigger. Jane Roberts’s book royal landscapes describes the cottage in detail.” A royal insider told The Sun that the Cambridges saw Adelaide Cottage as the “only option”. They said: “Finding a way to make Adelaide Cottage work seems to be the best and only option. READ MORE: Prince Harry ‘rethinking’ breakaway from Royal Family “There are issues with all the other houses, so Adelaide will be the favourite.” There has been some speculation that Fort Belvedere, which is also on the Windsor Estate, could also be in the running as the Cambridges’ new home.

However, a royal source told Marie Claire that it would not be “appropriate”. They said: “It would be neither appropriate nor a good look to spend millions on a private home.” DON’T MISS: Meghan’s reason to travel to Invictus Games questioned by expert Royal family news: Number of Britons wanting to ditch monarchy SOARS ‘Do the right thing’ Kenyans petition Prince William over evictions Another royal source told The Mirror that Eugenie’s interest in moving to Adelaide Cottage could become an “issue”.

Why don t the royals touch in public?

When England won an event, Prince William and Middleton hugged. – Kate Middleton and Prince William embracing at the 2012 Olympics. Pascal Le Segretain / Staff Middleton and Prince William seemed full of excitement while watching the London 2012 Olympics. Read next

Do the royals wear Rolex?

Prince Harry has always been partial to a military watch, with one of his most favoured being the Rolex Explorer II. Whilst this is a very good quality watch, the prince has also been spotted wearing a Casio G-Shock on occasion.

Asked By: Nicholas Henderson Date: created: Oct 23 2023

Can royals go to bed before the Queen

Answered By: Abraham Torres Date: created: Oct 25 2023

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  • Being a royal entitles you to certain privileges – a designer wardrobe, personal chefs and if you’re the Queen, staff members employed to break in your shoes.
  • But it doesn’t come without its downsides, subjecting members to a life of obligation and rules, with an extremely large royal rulebook to follow.

From when Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis should start bowing to the Queen to a ban on talking politics and no shellfish while on royal tours, there are too many to keep track of. It’s hardly surprising therefore that Meghan Markle reportedly had to undergo ‘princess lessons’ to learn everything from how royals hold tea cups to understanding the table settings – throwback to that famous Pretty Woman scene.

  1. This week, it was a different royal rule that got everyone talking – and it’s all about bed time.
  2. According to the royal rulebook, Kate along with the other royal family members is not supposed to go to bed until the Queen does.
  3. Former private secretary to the Queen Sir William Heseltine made the revelation in his book, The Royals in Australia, explaining: ‘Nobody felt it right to go to bed before the Queen did.’ He continued: ‘For Diana the long royal evenings were agony.

She’d excuse herself and go to bed, which was thought to be rather bad form.’ Well, that’s that. Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox! Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics.

Who has lived at Royal Lodge Windsor?

Prince Andrew, 63, is reportedly unwilling to leave his home in Royal Lodge, Windsor out of concern that he might not be allowed access to it again, The roof at his £30million Windsor home is currently being replaced as part of ongoing building improvements, according to the Daily Mail,

However, the Duke of York is reportedly reluctant to leave since he “might never get back in”, sources have claimed, in reference to the ongoing row over whether Andrew should stay at Royal Lodge. Prince Andrew is reportedly worried that he will be permanently evicted if he were to even briefly depart his home.

This is despite it making more sense for him to temporarily move into the more modest Frogmore Cottage, which Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently vacated. READ MORE: Queen Camilla ‘telling Charlotte off’ would be ‘unnecessary’, expert claims Prince Andrew has lived in Royal Lodge since 2003, when he reportedly secured a 75-year lease for the house.

He is said to have spent roughly £7.5million restoring the home since then, and it is now rented for £250 a week. Even though Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, divorced in 1996, the royal couple still reside there. Royal Lodge, which is previously where the Queen Mother lived during her lifetime, is massive with a whopping 30 rooms.

The Queen Mother, along with King George VI, raised Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in Royal Lodge as young children. The Windsor property is surrounded by 98 acres of gardens. There are 30 rooms in total, with seven bedrooms distributed throughout the top two floors.

  • It also contains a saloon and a sizable drawing room known as the “formal room”.
  • The initial conservatory still exists.
  • On the grounds of the Royal Lodge, there is also a tiny cottage called Y Bwthyn Bach that was given to then-Princess Elizabeth as a young child in 1932 by the people of Wales.
  • Princess Eugenie, the younger daughter of Andrew and Sarah, married Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle and celebrated their reception at Royal Lodge in 2018.

The backdrops of these photographs show Royal Lodge to be a mansion filled with luxury and decadence. According to initial reports, King Charles III originally wanted his brother to leave the 30-room house as part of measures to slim down the monarchy.