· Buckingham Palace is the London office and residence of the Queen of England and the administrative headquarters of the royal family. It is also one of the few royal palaces still in use in the world today.
· Like the Famous Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the red double-decker bus, it is a symbol of London and the whole UK.
· The Queen works from Buckingham Palace and usually returns to Windsor Castle on weekends; If the Queen is at the palace, the Queen’s Flag is hoisted on the flagpole in the centre of Buckingham Palace, otherwise the Union Jack.
· During the Queen’s annual visit to Scotland, 19 state rooms and gardens at Buckingham Palace will be opened to visitors.