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.


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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