Fun Facts about Buckingham Palace

As you make your way to the centre of London in the district of Westminster, you will find Buckingham Palace, which is one of the most prevalent operational palaces in the world.
Fun fact: Famous royal architect John Nash designed the aesthetically pleasing structure.
Surrounding the castle are several other iconic landmarks and attractions that are the centre of tourism in London and visitors staying at Grand Royal London Hyde Park and other hotels in the area can access most of these sites by foot.
Behind those high walls and guarded gates of Buckingham Palace, there lies more than stunning interiors and lavish jewels. Here are four fun facts you may (or may not!) know about Buckingham Palace.

There are fossils entombed behind the walls of Buckingham Palace

Yes, you read that right. Not only is the Palace home to the Elizabeth II; it also houses some corpses and remains that presumably date back over 200 million years. Before you get freaked out its not all gloom. The rock used to construct the Palace and other notable global buildings is said to be a special kind of material that contains these fossil remains. Oolitic Limestone, which is the rock used in the building process forms around mineralized corpses of microorganisms.

The Queen’s stolen underwear

In 1838 it was reported that a teenager once broke into the Palace and stole Queen Victoria’s underwear. Edward Jones had an indescribable obsession to the Queen and potted to enter the Palace in hopes to get his hands on Victoria’s intimates. That is where the name Edward Cotton came for which his better known as. While you may be thinking how on earth did this boy manage to gain access to the severely guarded Palace, it is believed the palace doors were left unlocked, and there was no security on guard during those days. To have no security even at 4-star hotels in London is almost unheard of.

The Palace was not originally built to be the home of a King

Queen Victoria was a woman of steel who was not afraid to make changes. In 1873 The Queen made one of the most significant changes and converted Buckingham Palace from what was supposed to be the private residence of the Duke to the official residence of “The Crown’. The new Palace was once just an ‘ordinary’ home in Westminster that was later torn purchased and torn down to be converted into a Palace.

Buckingham Palace was bombed by the Germans in World War II

World War two was one of the most devastating to take place in modern-day history. So many lives and treasures were lost during this time. One of the buildings that were bombed was Buckingham Palace. There were apparently nine hits to the Palace by the German troops. The Palace survived the war, much like the beloved tradition of high tea. Afternoon tea Hyde Park Hotel is one of the best that the city has to offer.
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