Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Check out our new house!
OK, we're not really moving into Buckingham Palace. But, starting today, you can visit the State Rooms of the palace. This year for the first time, they have set up the ballroom for a state banquet and, from the pictures, it looks quite grand. (News article here.)
Buckingham Palace is open each summer during August and September while the Queen takes her summer holiday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. (Must be nice to have a residence for each occasion; we've visited the Sandringham estate, which is where the royal family spends Christmas.) I visited the state rooms several years ago, and it was truly incredible, in part because the docents in each room are very knowledgeable about each and every knicknack and will answer as many questions as you can think to ask.
Royal watchers can check out the Royal Residences Web site to see which residences are open when, in case you'd like to plan your vacation to visit us around what palace you can visit. Besides our palace on Paradise Street, of course. :)