History. Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 by the Duke of Buckingham as his London home. The house was then later sold to George III in 1761 by the Dukes son.
Queen Victoria was the first monarch Today Buckingham Palace is used not only as the home of The Queen and her husband, but also for the administrative work for the monarchy.
Visiting Buckingham Palace The State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening in August and September.
The Changing of the Guard During the summer, the Changing of the Guard takes place at the front of the Palace and is a popular event for visitors to the capital from 1st April to Early July and on alternate days at other times.
The New Guard marches to the Palace from Wellington Barracks with a Guards band, the Old Guard hands over in a ceremony during which the sentries are changed and then returns to barracks.