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How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public

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How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public

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In 1992, a fierce backlash about the repair cost of a fire-damaged Windsor Castle led to a startling royal decision: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace would be opened to the public, to raise money for the renovation.


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Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous buildings on Earth, and no one has called it home longer than Queen Elizabeth II. Over the course of six-plus decades since the Queen took the throne, it has been the scene of countless celebrations, courtships, tragedies, and controversies. We look at Her Majesty's life at the Palace, from her coronation to the marriage of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales to today. Interviews with former staff and rare footage offer a unique look inside the 775-room palace.

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