Friday, September 29, 2017

Five Royal Residences in London

From Londontopia for Londonphiles:
Kensington Palace has been a Royal residence since the 17th Century, it was built by Sir George Coppin and became the home of King William III and Queen Mary II after becoming joint monarchs in 1689.  After their deaths, it became the residence of Queen Anne and was later the birthplace of Queen Victoria, though Victoria would come to prefer another home on this list.  King George II would become the last monarch to live in the palace, and from the time of King George III-onward, it would be a home for other members of the Royal Family.  Presently, it is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, as well as the Gloucesters and Prince Harry.  What’s more, being a Historic Royal Palace, it’s also a major tourist attraction, though the residences aren’t typically available to tour. (Read more.)

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