The Queen and Prince Philip live in castles all around Britain.They usually stay in Balmoral Castle in Scotland in August and September.They stay at Buckingham Palace (in London) or Windsor Castle (near London) most of the time. Sandhrigham House is their winter home, the Windsors spend Christmas time there. Her Majesty and HRH Prince Philip stay for two more months.
The Queen’s official Edinburgh residence is Holyrood House (Palace of Holyroodhouse) while on a visit to Northern Ireland, she stays at Hillsborough Castle.


There are 775 rooms in the palace.The biggest room is the ballroom.There are 1,514 doors and 760 windows in the palace. They clean all the windows every six weeks.Today there are over 40,000 light bulbs there.There are some men whose job is to change the bulbs.There is a lake, a helicopter landing and a tennis court in the Palace Gardens.There are 30 different species of birds and more than 350 different wild flowers.

Inside the palace, there is a chapel, a post office, a swimming pool, a cafeteria for the staff, a doctor’s surgery and even a cinema.


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