Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Queen's Residences
Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham House, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Balmoral Castle, and St. James Palace are all residences of the Queen.
I had the pleasure of visiting two of the Queen’s residences, Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s London residence, while Windsor is her preferred weekend residence. Windsor is the older of the two structures. The first phase of Windsor was built by William the Conqueror and was meant to be a fortification. King Henry I was the first king to live there fulltime and each successive king (or queen) has spent a large amount of time at the castle. Take a look at my Glogster for pictures, video, and a podcast about this amazing royal property.