10Queen Victoria was the first English royal to reside in the palace
Positioned in the heart of Westminster City, Buckingham Palace functions as the official residence, as well as administrative headquarters for the monarch of the UK. The palace is used for royal hospitality and significant state occasions. Check out some interesting facts about Buckingham Palace that you may not know. King George IV commissioned Buckingham Palace years back but in 1837. When Queen Victoria moved into the palace, it became the official royal residence. Ever since a lot of monarchs have stayed for a while and left, and it is the home of Queen Elizabeth till date. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!