Where does Queen Elizabeth II live?

This is how the Queen lives

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Transmission date: 25.12.2016 | 7:10 p.m.

1 | Buckingham Palace - home and workplace of Queen Elizabeth II - comprises 12,775 rooms.

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2 | 12 The grand grand staircase with bronze balustrade, decorated by Queen Victoria in 1837 with pictures from the House of Hanover, leads to the upper state apartments.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Derry Moore

3 | 12 The Queen welcomes more than 50,000 guests every year to banquets, lunches, dinners and garden parties. In the green salon, visitors wait for their official welcome by Elizabeth II. The room is adorned with silk wallpaper and pictures of the royal family.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Derry Moore

4 | 12 The path continues through mirrored doors into the throne room. It is one of the 19 feudally furnished so-called State Rooms. There the Queen welcomes guests from home and abroad, who naturally kneel down in front of Her Majesty.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Derry Moore

5 | 12 The Blue Salon is adorned by 30 Corinthian imitation columns made of onyx. It takes its name from the blue satin covers on the chairs and the turquoise flocked wallpaper.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Peter Smith

6 | 12 The dining room is one of the most frequently used state rooms in the west wing of the palace. Presidents, Prime Ministers and the 24 members of the British Order are allowed to dine here.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Peter Smith

7 | 12 The absolute splendid room is the White Salon. The room is decorated with plenty of gold, and a picture by the French painter Francois Flameng hangs on the wall. It shows the beautiful Queen Alexandra, the Queen's great-grandmother.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Derry Moore

8 | 12 The corridor between the royal state apartments is the 50-meter-long picture gallery. There are real treasures hanging on its walls - such as works by Rembrandt, Rubens and Vermeer. In the summer months, these rooms are also open to the public.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

9 | 12 When the Queen is at her summer residence at Windsor Castle, a flag flies on the round tower. The residence is the largest private castle that is continuously inhabited.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Peter Packer

10 | 12 Windsor Castle is also home to luxurious state apartments. The large lobby is richly decorated with gold. Here, too, the works of great artists such as Canaletto and Gainsborough hang on the walls.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Mark Fiennes

11 | 12 After a major fire in 1992, nine of the most important state apartments had to be completely restored. This also includes the Purple Salon with its baroque mirrors and opulent furniture.

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12 | 12 Spend the night like a king in a state bedroom? No member of the royal family has slept here since 1909. For historical reasons, however, the room was kept in its original condition. Visitors can take a look inside from October to March.

© 2009 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: Mark Fiennes

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The first | Royalty | December 25, 2016 | 7:10 p.m.