What The Royal Family’s Homes Really Look Like


The royal family rocks some swanky digs. And since the British Monarchy’s Crown Estate
owns most historic properties throughout the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth banks 25 percent
of that revenue. While you may think of Buckingham Palace as
the quintessential royal abode, don’t tell the Queen, but some residences are even cooler. Here’s what the royal family’s homes really
look like. The opulent Buckingham Palace Ok, of course we have to at least mention
Buckingham Palace. If you’ve ever traveled across the pond to
London, you probably took a selfie outside its gates. But there’s a lot that goes on behind those
gilded walls. According to the official royal website, in
the summer months, tourists are even allowed inside for a glimpse of the State Rooms. But even then, there’s a lot you won’t see. There are 19 rooms you’re allowed to visit,
but Buckingham Palace has another 756 that are totally off limits. This includes 240 bedrooms for royals, their
guests, and staff, as well as 78 bathrooms. Since the palace is also often a place of
business, there are 92 offices. This is one home that’s literally fit for
a queen. Weekends at WindsorCastle Another royal residence that’s occasionally
open to visits from commoners, Windsor Castle is part gorgeous gothic home, and part fortress,
and it’s actually the longest continually-occupied castle in the world, according to the official
royal site. Queen Elizabeth uses Windsor for dual purposes:
As a private residence on the weekends and an official residence when performing royal
duties. There’s even a fully functioning chapel on
the site, with daily church services that are open to all who wish to worship. This chapel is considered a “Royal Peculiar”
because its allegiance is to the Queen, not to one particular bishop or archbishop. You may also know it as St. George’s Chapel
— the venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Holidays at Sandringham House Although you might be content with just a
palace and a castle, that’s not how this royal family rolls. On the eastern coast of England, in a county
called Norfolk, there sits a 20,000-acre estate called Sandringham House. A phenomenally manicured garden takes up a
substantial 60 of those acres. Sandringham House is one of two properties
privately owned by the royal family, and a beloved one at that. According to the royal family’s website, King
George the fifth once called it, “Dear old Sandringham, the place I love better
than anywhere else in the world.” Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George the
sixth, also loved the estate, writing, “I have always been so happy here and I love
the place.” It’s no surprise, then, that the Queen likes
it too. The royal family celebrates Christmas at this
house, exchanging gifts at teatime. The Scottish Balmoral Castle Windsor Castle is cool and all, but why stop
at owning just one fortress? Balmoral Castle, located in Aberdeenshire,
Scotland, looks like something out of a fairy tale. It’s also the last of just two private residences
owned by the royal family, according to the official royal website. Non-royals can visit the Scottish castle four
months out of the year and Queen Elizabeth spends her summer break there, often with
other members of her family. After the royals tweeted a photo of the Queen
meeting Julie Payette, Governor-General designate of Canada, from within castle walls, People
magazine highlighted some interesting details. From tons of books, to delicately worn reading
chairs, to even a TV, the Queen has obviously made the castle more like a cozy home than
a fortress. The Palace of Holyroodhouse Although Queen Elizabeth is often referred
to as the Queen of England, she also rules over Scotland. And you can’t rule a place without a palace,
right? The Palace of Holyroodhouse, located in Edinburgh,
is her official Scottish residence. The Queen uses this palace for many functions
including one summer event dubbed “Holyrood Week,” which involves many official engagements
and, of course, a garden party. King George the fifth and Queen Mary actually
started those garden parties, and the tradition continues today. The palace is huge but is somehow not a monstrosity. Visitors can tour the palace inside and out,
and gander at the ornate and elaborate decor. You will find a church here too: Holyrood
Abbey, although it sits in ruins today. “Nott Cott” for the newlyweds Although they’re rumored to be upgrading in
the near future, as of June 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are living on royal property,
at Nottingham Cottage, a small house on Kensington Palace grounds. And before Harry and Meghan moved in, Harry’s
royal older brother, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, lived there. Unlike Buckingham Palace with its 240 bedrooms,
“Nott Cott” has just two. But living on Palace property also means the
couple is surrounded by the beautiful Kensington Gardens. Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment
Tonight that Markle “loves to run laps around Kensington gardens”… Something groundskeepers say the late Princess
Diana loved to do, too. William and Kate’s Apartment 1A As of June 2018, Prince William and Kate Middleton
are living in Apartment 1A on the grounds of Kensington Palace, a stone’s throw away
from Harry and Meghan in Nott Cott. It’s the couple’s second time living in the
home. Prior to William and Kate’s first stay at
1A, a renovation costing as much as $7.6 million was needed, since there had been no updates
since the late 1940s. CNN reported the couple also contributed a
portion of their own money for the upgrade. Home sweet Clarence House Now that you know where the Queen and the
most royal of grandkids live, where does that leave Prince Charles, the one who’s next in
line to the throne? Much like his mother, he has a few royal residences
he likes to call home. But Clarence House is his official residence
in London, which he shares with his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. The official royal website explains that although
it has evolved over the past two centuries, with the addition of Prince Charles’ artwork,
as well as new paint and textiles, much of the home remains the same. Even centuries-old furnishings and art collections
have stayed put. In fact, an original Monet from Queen Elizabeth
the First is still on display, according to the Crown Chronicles. Prince Charles’ renovations were, in many
ways, an ode to those who came before him. Although the library only houses two bookcases,
they are completely filled with books from George the Sixth, and The Queen Mother. Prince Charles’ family home Clarence House is far from Prince Charles’
only abode. He also resides at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire,
England. This is the “family home” of Charles and Camilla. The house also happens to be home to an epic
garden. According to People, the property features
a treehouse which was originally built for Prince William in the late ’80s. Landscape writer and artist Bunny Guinness
recalled the prince’s words to the treehouse designer, telling People young William wanted
it to be, “As high as possible to get away from everyone. I want a rope ladder, which I can pull up
so no one can get at me.” Although William probably doesn’t get much
use out of the treehouse these days, Prince George and Princess Charlotte can surely enjoy
exploring the garden. Living it up at St. James’s Palace St. James’s Palace is home to several members
of the royal family, as well as their household offices. Sisters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice,
are two of the royal family members who have resided there. But, unfortunately for them, they didn’t get
to stay for free as do many of their royal relatives. In 2012, the sisters became ineligible to
live rent-free at the palace because, according to Express, they completed their education
and did not take on any official royal duties. Instead, an annual $28,000 bill for the princesses’
four-bedroom apartment got handed over to their father, Prince Andrew. This seems a bit like a technicality as they
can certainly afford it, considering Eugenie grew up with cash that could fund this fully
decked-out playhouse. But as of May 2018, Eugenie and her fiancé,
wine merchant Jack Brooksbank, have officially moved into the Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace. Hillsborough Castle In 2015, British Heritage sat down with curator
Dr. Christopher Warleigh-Lack to discuss one of the coolest royal homes: Hillsborough Castle. The Georgian country home, uh… let’s be
real, the castle, is situated in Northern Ireland. Although the Queen doesn’t get around to visiting
every month, Warleigh-Lack says the house hosts other royal guests at least once per
month, saying, “Prince Charles was there in May with the
Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Edward was there two weeks ago with
the Countess of Wessex.” When Edward visited, he was the very first
royal to turn on the new fountain. Warleigh-Lack explained his plans to hopefully
open the castle to the public and told of some amazing restorations he helped accomplish,
including renovating the entrance, purchasing new furniture, and obtaining 12 royal portraits
from the Royal Collection Trust. Plus, Hillsborough Castle features 90 acres
of gorgeous gardens. It certainly will be worth a visit.

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  • Have you been to any of these places? What did you think?

  • My God.
    And the people that is homeless?
    Not fear.

  • No sé cómo pueden vivir entre tanto lujo, es demasiado

  • Absolute bollocks in the first sentence….The alleged royals DO NOT OWN these historic properties. The people do.

  • Quick and Dirty? A ruling class was important hundreds of years ago when the UK was in it's infancy. The world was both much bigger AND much smaller and the UK, like other emerging civilized countries, needed to protect it's boundaries and emerging culture (commerce, trade, safety, etc). To ensure their "common vision" would have a chance at success and to ensure "the word got out" a smaller partisan took control. Who knows? The first "king" may have become ruler after winning a triathlon of arm wrestling, arrow shooting and a lance battle competition. However they were chosen, these "kings " (and some queens) actually fought and led their soldiers.
    A thousand years later? They sit back on their lily white talcum powdered arses farting into expensive trousers and dresses. Instead of leading the charge they huddle behind expensive security, cut a ribbon or two, give a small, banal speech, lie, lie, lie and have turned into a bloated and self serving "ruling class". They hold the "common people" in thrall and have zero intention of letting you take away their "Birthright". They will not accept the pure fact that they are NOT essential to THIS world, THIS time. I wish I could invent a time machine that would send them all back 1,000 years so they could PROVE their worth…they'd last all of a day as would any of us. We live in a work-a-day world and so should they. Good at cutting ribbons? Become a seamstress. Good at yachting? Become a fisherwoman/ man. Good at speeches? Become a teacher etc. It is well overdue that the British Monarchy be dismantled. Call themselves THE FIRM? Generally that implies that there is a phone number, email / social media leading to a voice and /or sidewalk and door that Joe and Jane Q Public can walk in, ask for a service and have it delivered. The " ROYAL FIRM" is a labyrinthine, serpentine maze – closed off from everything but it's own self serving desires. BRING DOWN THE BALCONY AND TERMINATE THE MONARCHY.

  • Home Safe.

  • What is it with Americans? Don’t they study history except their own? The ignorance is astounding! How awful to know so little outside of there own country.

  • How can u call a KNOWN satanic Child Trafficking ,Murdering , Pedophilic family king or queen. Lets not forget the 10 Children Betty and Philip took from Canada from a Native school in 1964 , NEVER to be seen again. Or the young Lad a few years back videoed by 2 girls watching him climb NAKED out a third floor window on sheets tied together from the palace there in England. Where are these people and why is everyone acting like none of this happened and they are Special and should be revered and their CRIMES Not talked about…. Scuse me But those CRIMES deserve HANGING, Not Praising.Sorry. PS Remember they are all a Big part of Epstein's Big Black Book .Oh My My !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more hiding

  • When you mentioned the Monet being owned by Queen Elizabeth I could you possibly mean Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother? QE I lived centuries before Monet.

  • 3:34 looks like Tom Cruise

  • I don't understand why some people in this world have everything and some others do not have even some food to eat….why are these people kings and Prince and princess while some others may die in the streets hungry and helpless….what a shame….at least when we die we are all equal….proving that our God Christ, is justice.

  • Meghan and harry didn’t pay for that flight it was a gift from sir Elton John. You guys are always lying and staring fake news

  • Yea um if Camilla becomes the queen I will turn off everything concerning the UK!

  • Dude needs to just shave his whole head, he looks young and old at the same time with his hair falling out on top

  • Can’t wait until they go to hell none of iOS going with them

  • People think the United States of America is an arrogant country. There is no comparison to England with the difference in the social classes.

  • This is so cool, I am laughing so hard. Thank you for the video and the photo cover on link before clicking play.
    This is Amazing!!!

  • In your very first statement you're wrong. Most historic properties in the UK belong to the state. Props, tho', for getting most of the pronunciation pretty correct.

  • Haven’t they had a beautiful life and a wealthy living on the finances of all of us useless eaters.

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  • So they literally have no homes. I expected lavish homes for all but Even William and Kate lives in that apartment?! Let alone other royal members, they had to pay rent and now lives in normal people apartments. Wow

  • Obscenity Personified

  • The castles speak loudly that how inhumane, brute, and uncivilized British rulers and elite class was? They were living in opulent palaces and the poor were living in slums with misery, hunger and abject poverty.

  • "…an original Monet owned by Queen Elizabeth I"….how ignorant can you be? Elizabeth I dies in 1603; Monet wasn't born until 1840.

  • How do they own it? Says who? Them?😂

  • All child molesters.

  • I was expecting a one room bedsit in Croydon.Oh well, can only dream.

  • Wonderful Royal Palaces are but 50% of its beauty is with Princess Diana which is still clearly seen missing had she alive it looks 100% beautiful and charming with full of world's most impressive princess presence still its walls missing …God bless her.

  • Welfare reciprocates they took all there wealth from taxing the people .They decused me

  • Stupid people still believe there is king and queen in this world

  • Ya wanna know why i dont like queen Elizabeth she is responsible for 20,000 (could be more) deaths of First Nations people in Canada. She used the blood of them for cult rituals. They did nothing to her. You may hear things about First Nation lands being stolen, well here it is shes greety enough to steal all of Canada away from them. Shes the reason the culture is dying, in the 50s and 60s she put First Nations into Residential Schools where they were raped, killed, soap in mouth for speaking the language. All because she disliked First Nation people when they didn't do anything to her, except tell her this is their land and she cant have it. The First Nation to this day elders, adults, and teenagers cry every time they think about what thoughs nuns and priests did to them. Almost everyone in First Nation reserves have a heart breaking story of a lifetime. The stories of being raped, slapped with a ruler, soap in the mouth for not knowing english, some starved, forced to eat porage everyday!! Most didn't make it out alive. The Canadian government is runned by the queen and back than it was to #taketheindianoutofthechild were not indian were annishinabe. Shes not the innocent queen everybody thinks she is, please pass this on for people to know, until she speaks up about why she did it!!

  • Queen Elizabeth I was born in the 16th century. Monet lived from the 1850s to 1926. Unless they discovered time travel during the Renaissance, Queen Elizabeth I didn't leave anyone a Monet painting.Since you got something that simple wrong, makes me wonder what other facts you made up.

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  • I heard Buckingham Palace is very cold. As cold as Elizabeth.

  • Charles and Camila deserve each other, I hope he never becomes king.

  • Does Andy molest young girls at one of these locations?

  • Let's leave them alone ..

  • After the Queen dies, get rid of the royals and open these places to the public all year round like they do in many other countries that had monarchies. Tourism will explode.

  • So much wealth, so few benefit from it. Do royals really need this much, gained from the rest of the country?

  • Bye bye. No more theft ! We will compute accounting all those sabotage !

  • All the ones with no home.

  • WE REALLY AREN'T INTERESTED IN LEACHES

  • Like we won't see the naked children being held for the Queen's dinner. Whatever happened to the naked child we all saw escaping out of one those castle's windows? No one mentions that. Fuck the Windsor's.

  • I would never want spend any time their it looks kind of evil. God Bless

  • What vulgar excess and all on taxpayer's backs.

  • a yank talking about the royal family not for me

  • Not much of a look inside to the royal homes,why say were having a look into them when we really dont get to see inside them,does the royal family need all these places to live,and how much does it cost to go inside and have a look around,and please dont call me a commener,im a person not a commener thanks

  • Amazing human hand and knowledge as well, to build a wonderful figured as to see the power of God Almighty to co- creator in human being.

  • Did she say dicks?

  • Look at that gold from my country and people are poor even those digging the gold 🙄

  • A Monet from Elizabeth the first? What? That is ridiculous. Monet lived in the 19th and 20th centuries. Elizabeth the first lived in the 16th century she died in 1603. Lol. Ridiculous nonsense. These people from The List don't know whether they are on foot or horseback.

  • All that money and all these castles, oh my! I’m sure they didn’t gain these riches legally! I think they have more than enough and should share the wealth with the people in need

  • Total greedy snobbery… these homes were obtained on the blood of innocents.

  • Wouldn't she be happier in a nice bungalow by the sea ?

  • 5:36 “and original Monet, (1800s) queen Elizabeth the first 1500s-1606?

  • what makes me laugh most is a YANK totally mispronouncing place and county names 😀

  • How can Clarence House possibly have a Monet painting from QE the first?????? Someone needs to check the script before it's recorded. LoL !!!

  • I did work at Buckingham palace. The Queen mum, was walking the grounds, she asked us, workers"! if we would like a cup off tea. she was great too us over those couple off day's. we sore her three times. she talked to us, once "yes it was me" I felt great after she spoke too me.

  • Where does the Queen get he money ? Who is buying these properties? Who pays the utilities?

  • Did I hear a "Monet owned by Queen Elizabeth the I"???  Does not compute!!!

  • A Monet that once belonged to Elisabeth the first 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • I have visited Holyrood palace last summer. It was beautiful!😍😍

  • Most sinful family ever on the earth. This family is the reason for the death of millions of people across the countries

  • Long live the Queen.

  • I no desire to visit royal homes i can well imagine what they like nice i you like this type of thing

  • Oh, yes the opulence. How would any of them manage in a regular 800 sq foot cottage?

  • Monet was an artist in the 1800s and Queen Elizabeth I lived in the 1500s, so a bit of fact checking before publishing may be wise.

  • Prince Andrew didn't pay for that playhouse for Beatrice or Eugenie. It's called Y Bwthyn Bach and was given by the people of Wales to Queen Elizabeth in the 1930s when she was a young princess. It has running water and electricity.

  • lol…got yer commoner right here…Stop comparing QE2 to Victoria….QE2 isn't near as unstable lol And those other two cards started the public teas to keep people liking them…being ever so German. You know what, these types of videos do more damage to that family than they ever could alone.

  • Please Meghan allow Harry to hold his Son once in a while.  GOD BLESS the beautiful family.

  • Buck house is crown property not the queens

  • Where is the truth? Pädomonsters?? Didnt u hear about it the last 30 years?? Father and big brother ? Other relatives…get u paid for this fairytail? They are all senseless massmurderer and u advertizem 😉

  • Queen Elizabeth is Queen of the whole of the UK. Not just England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and England make up the UK. Balmoral Castle IS in Scotland. Not just holyrood Palace. which is in Edinburgh. The capital of Scotland.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan have been living appart for months now.

  • The Queens own 2 palaces Sandringham and Balmoral. The State own the rest.

  • How amazing I love to follow the news of this family but I don't know why I'm skipping themes videos these last day because so deep depression that I feel but I hope soon I will be like before

    I wish to this great family all good 🙂

  • I love all this stuff, Kings and Queens and castles. Just wonderful. Blessings to the lot of them and cheers to Australia becoming a Republic.

  • Fun Fact: Prince Charles's Highgrove House has a full blown club in the "basement"!
    🎊🍾💃🍷🎉🥂🎊🍻🕺🍸🍾🎊

  • Well done for pronouncing Buckingham correctly (the h is always silent) TAKE NOTE AMERICANS. The h is also silent in Birmingham etc…

  • Y they need so much

  • Who the baby daddy.

  • FYI: The Crown Chronicles on You Tube, Clarence House narrator, claims an
    "Original Monet, from Queen Elizabeth the First, is still on display", according to The Crown Chronicles…
    Hmm, this seems unlikely since Queen Elizabeth the First was born 1533 to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and Claude Monet was born 1840 and died 1926.
    She must mean Queen Elizabeth II.
    I can see her liking Impressionist Monet!
    Wikipedia says Queen Elizabeth II owns at least one Monet!

  • More than likely her family style that castle really do the research

  • The queen betrayed her community back in the day it seems? She shouldnt really still be queen then it seems? She went inappropriate it seems? Prayers to the community it seems? 😔🙏

  • Wow😍 it looks like a paradise

  • Look at all the ENVY from the lookie-loo’s!!!!! 3million views! People equal shit! Stop pretending it isn’t true!

  • They look like a bunch of assholes for some reason! 😲

  • What I want to know is, where do they get the money to keep all of the royal houses and castles up? Like gardening and restorations, not to mention all of the servants? I’m sure the commoner’s pay for this.

  • Never showed what they really look like, we can all google photos of the outsides of castles!

  • “An original Monet from Queen Elizabeth 1…” Monet: 1840-1926. Queen Elizabeth 1: 1533-1603.
    How?

  • She rember the doggie in the window

  • Beautiful I wish that I could live there

  • Buckingham Palace is the ugliest royal “home” i have ever seen

  • An original Monet from Elizabeth I? Different centuries. Elizabeth lived at least 2 centuries before Monet.

  • Mimicking God's lol

  • Lifestyles of the rich & famouse

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