on August 5, 2005
Besides being the official London residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace is also the busy administrative headquarters of the monarchy and has probably the most famous and easily recognisable façade of any building in the world. Although Buckingham Palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection, one of the major art collections in the world today, it is not an art gallery, nor is it a museum. Its State Rooms form the nucleus of the working palace and are used regularly by the Queen and members of the Royal Family for official and state entertaining. Buckingham Palace is one of the world's most familiar buildings, and more than 50,000 people visit the palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions, and Royal Garden Parties.
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