Just like the Queen’s custom-made hats, Buckingham palace has gone through enormous changes throughout her majesty’s seventy years of reign. Originally built in the early 18th century, Buckingham palace presents a whole new look today. It has been renovated, resurfaced, aggrandized, rebuilt, and remodeled through and through. Consequently, it sits amidst the urban and catches the attention of beholders and cameras. Be it the tiny modifications like heating, plumbing, and cabling or major renovations in the overall infrastructure of the grand palace, the royals’ residence has witnessed drastic changes.
Looking at the recent renovation of the grand palace, the Queen thought to refurnish her main residence in 2016. “A close analysis from the Queen suggested that Buckingham palace has not been renovated since Word War 2. The aftermath of the two wars had seriously damaged the palace and it is in urgent need of being renovated and refurbished.”
Said a report from the Queen’s main residence in 2016. This means that the royals have the same issues as the common Windsors. And they feel the need for household maintenance. However, the report further suggested that they have planned a “thorough renovation” of the palace which is likely to be completed by 2027.
The Interior of Buckingham Palace Has Remained Unchanged
The interior of Buckingham palace has remained for the last seventy years for one apparent reason. It is the tradition of the British monarchs to leave their stamps in the interior of the palace. The successive monarch leaves her or his stamp prior to stepping out of the palace. In Queen Elizabeth’s case, it was Queen Victoria who preceded her.
Along with her son, Edward 3, Queen Victoria had made somewhat obvious changes to the interior of the palace. With her Germanic Victorian taste in interior design, Queen Victoria had made the interior of the palace glimmering with white paint and richly colored fabric. Today, after seventy years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, the vast majority of the interior is still the same (as designed by her predecessor, Queen Victoria.)
The Rooms of the Royal Family are Unknown to the Public
It is too little we know about the rooms that the British royals live in. And we assume it is because of the security precautions of the crowned queen. However, there is some ‘leaked’ information that provides little about the living abodes of the royals.
Based on that, we can tell that the stateroom is lavishly designed, rich in multifarious colors, and fluffed. With that said, the Queen has renovated the rooms throughout her reign. Likewise, the walls have been repainted throughout the queen’s reign; and the music room has been “restored.”