Buckingham Palace is the working headquarters of the Monarchy, where The Queen carries out her official and ceremonial duties as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth 😎 The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh live in the private apartments on the north side of the Palace, while rooms on the upper floors of the north and east sides are occupied by other members of the Royal Family 🔥 Much of the ground floor and the south wing of the Palace are used by staff who work for the Royal Household. The State Rooms are located in the block west of the garden.
When George III’s son, George IV acceded to the throne in 1820, he wanted Buckingham House to be transformed into a palace. John Nash was appointed Official Architect of the Office of Woods and Forests by King George III. During the last five years of George IV’s life, Nash enlarged Buckingham House into the imposing U-shaped building Buckingham Palace would be renamed it. The central block was extended and two wings that were to the east of it were completely rebuilt. These wings contained a great forecourt, and Nash built a triumphal arch at its center. The arch formed part of a ceremonial processional approach to the Palace and celebrated Britain’s recent naval and military victories. Angela Wright, Tabriz (Iran) on January 11, 2021 added the following: