Buckingham Palace Quiz
I do hope Her Majesty doesn’t mind my nosing around her city house – (I may be some time this "Quinta Do Noval" looks tempting!) 10 Questions.
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Which architect designed the original Buckingham House for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 - 1705 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years?
Which tributary of the River Thames still flows below the courtyard and south wing of Buckingham Palace?
Buckingham House was eventually sold by Sir Charles Sheffield, in 1761 to George III for 21,000 pounds sterling. How much would that be worth in 2012?
3 million pounds sterling
5 million pounds sterling
7 million pounds sterling
9 million pounds sterling
From which year has Buckingham Palace served as the official London residence of British Monarchs?
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. How many of these are bathrooms? (as at 2012)
Opened in 1856, which is the largest room in Buckingham Palace?
The Dining Room
The Music Room
The Centre Room
Annual Garden Parties, in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, were introduced by Queen Victoria in which year?
In which room of Buckingham Palace were The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York and Prince William all christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury?
White Drawing Room
The Centre Room
What was wrong with the original French stone facade that heralded its replacement with its familiar white Portland stone facade, by Architect Sir Aston Webb, in 1913?
Spalling due to frost attack
Subsidence cracks appeared
George V didn’t like it
Decay due to pollution
Buckingham Palace’s balcony, one of the most famous balconies in the world, overlooks The Mall from which room?
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