Buckingham Palace and Its Residents
By | July 23, 2019
When Queen Victoria obtained the palace in 1837, it became London’s residence of the British monarch. She played a major role in the redesigning and extension of the palace. It was not always so outstanding. Before the renovations took place, there were many complications and repairs that had to be taken care of. Because of smoky chimneys, whenever the fireplaces were used, they had to let them die down which inevitably caused the place to become quite cold. The ventilation was horrible which caused a terrible smell. When the queen married Prince Albert in 1840, he took care of making sure these issues were resolved which included getting rid of lazy staff. In 1847, as their family grew, a new wing was added as well as some other rooms including a ballroom. Buckingham Palace became a place of entertainment that included musicians and costume balls as well as ceremonies and other momentous occasions. Queen Victoria lived there until Prince Albert died in 1861.