Queen Elizabeth has occupied Buckingham Palace for years before she moved to Windsor Castle. However, Her Majesty has reportedly not lived in the most important royal residence due to one of her grandchildren — Prince William and Prince Harry's cousin Princess Beatrice.
Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Didn't Live In The Most Important London Residence Due To Princess Beatrice
Buckingham Palace was deemed the official residence of the monarch. However, it was only the second most important London residence by the Tudor and Stuart monarchs, Express reported.
The Palace of Whitehall was reportedly the most important residence, but it was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1698. The 96-year-old monarch has never lived there because it's inhabited by Princess Beatrice, Express noted.
Princess Anne and Princess Alexandra also reportedly live there. Prince Charles' official offices are also located there.
Before the Queen occupied Buckingham Palace decades ago, she lived at Clarence House. She only moved to Buckingham Palace after her father's sudden death in 1952, making her the new monarch.
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Queen Elizabeth Owns Multiple Properties
Prince Charles' mother owns several properties and has a home for about every occasion. For instance, she spends summer at her Balmoral estate and Christmas in Sandringham. Some of them come with her title, and others were inherited, Town & Country reported.
Aside from Buckingham Palace, which serves as her headquarters, and Windsor Castle, which is her country home, she owns more estates.
Balmoral is a private estate where she spends her annual summer retreat. It is reportedly her favorite residence.
The Queen's Sandringham estate is used for holidays. She often travels there with the other members of the royal to host the annual walk for Christmas Day services at Mary Magdalene's church.
Queen Elizabeth stays at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during official visits to Scotland. When she visits Northern Ireland, Her Majesty dwells in Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of Northern Ireland's Secretary of State. It was built in the 1770s with 100 acres of lush green garden.
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