Buckingham Palace

in numbers

580k

people visited the palace in 2017

1854

The year the palace's Ballroom was built

14

of George III & Queen Charlotte's children were born here

65000

Books George IV stored in his library

1837

The year Queen Victoria moved in

8000

Invitees to Garden Parties held each year

7,562

The cost in British pounds for the Gold State Coach (used in every coronation since George IV)

1855

The name of one of the rooms in honour of the visit of Emperor Napoleon III of France

450

Works of art, on display in the Queen's gallery at any one time

19

State rooms

78

Bathrooms

24

Metres high (79 foot)

40

The gardens covers 40 acres

1844

 The name of a room, decorated in that year for the state visit of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia

775

Rooms in total

19

State rooms

92

Offices

1762

The year king George III purchased the Palace (then called 'Buckingham House')

12

people have managed to gain unauthorised entry into the palace or its grounds since 1914

1791

The year 'Buckingham Palace' was used for the first time (originally Buckingham House)

26000

British pounds it cost George III to buy

52

Royal & guest bedrooms

170

Average amount of guests at a State banquet

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