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Buckingham Palace

(bŭk`ĭng-əm), residence of British sovereigns from 1837, in Westminster metropolitan borough, London, England, adjacent to St. James's Park. Built (1703) by the duke of Buckingham, it was purchased (1761) by George III and was remodeled (1825) by John Nash; the eastern facade was added in 1847. The great ballroom was added in 1856, and in 1913 Sir Aston Webb designed a new front. The palace has nearly 600 rooms and contains a collection of paintings, including many royal portraits, by noted artists. The Queen's Gallery, opened in 1962 and renovated in 2002, exhibits outstanding works of art from the palace collection.

Buckingham Palace

the London residence of the British sovereign: built in 1703, rebuilt by John Nash in 1821--36 and partially redesigned in the early 20th century
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Floor-to-ceiling mirrors, all broken, reoriented the sight lines of the once environment-friendly Buck House entropically inward.
This is the third New York location for Buck House, a center for furnishings, accessories, antiques and all things eclectic.
That's why I think the job of press officer at Buck House must be the cushiest in the land - you don't have to spend your time doing all the things most PR people have to do.
Only something special would get me back in the saddle riding competitively and this is definitely something different - a race where the original horsepower takes on modern horsepower and a nod to my famous match on Dawn Run against Buck House," says Mullins.
There is a real danger that in future, when we think of The Queen, we will see Mirren in our mind's eye, accepting flowers outside Buck House with that slow, sad smile that's never been off the newsreels, or shooing the stag out of gun shot in a rare act of mercy for someone so closely allied to the sporting fraternity.
But last week he was fighting off the unwanted attention of those pink harridans the Beverley Sisters when he went to Buck House for his knighthood.
More than 200 guests attending the first Merseyside Media Network Awards and Charity Gala -at the Holiday Inn -will hear a letter of support from Buck House.
Meekly suggesting it would be a "nice touch" if one of the world's richest women chipped in to renovate Buck House instead of condemning outright the grotesque splurging of PS369million on her grand abode was the muffled embarrassment of a Roundhead captured by the Cavaliers.
Maybe she'll copy Terry Jones in Monty Python's Life of Brian, popping out from a Buck House window after their chat and announcing to the masses: "He's not the Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury – he's a very naughty boy
Buck House could be rented out, they say, because as its chairwoman, Margaret Hodge MP, put it: "The Queen's not there for much of the time.
Buck House insists these grand palaces have to be maintained and held in trust for the nation.
Sadly this unique event, involving two runners from separate facilities at the famed Leinster House stables, has provided none of the excitement that attended the wonderful encounter between Buck House and Dawn Run.