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<strong>Buckingham</strong><strong> Palace</strong>

It’s the Queen’s primary residence: Buckingham Palace. Buckingham has an estimated 830,000 square feet of interior space, including grand rooms, state apartments and several lavish rooms open to public tours.

With a constant flow of tourists looking for a glimpse of royalty, Elizabeth II generally prefers to stay 20 miles west at Windsor Castle, the longest occupied palace in Europe, located on the outskirts of London. Interestingly, the Queen owns neither property.

Photo: David Iliff