The Queen Queen Elizabeth II
Where does the Queen live?
Why does the Queen have two birthdays? Birthdays
Who are the members of the Royal Family? Members
Where can I find information about the guards outside Buckingham Palace?
What are the roles and duties of the Queen and members of the Royal Family? Roles and Duties
Who will be the next King or Queen?
Where can I find interesting facts about the Queen? Facts
What famous Kings and Queen have ruled Britain? Timeline
Which Kings and Queens of England have reigned the longest?
What are the palaces and homes of the Royal family? Palaces and Castles
What is the Royal motto of the UK and England?
What does the British Royal Coat of Arms look like?
Where can I find out about Royal Ceremonies in London?
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Where does the Queen live? asked by Rebecca Canada
The Queen lives in Buckingham Palace in London. She also has other homes too. Her favourite is Balmoral Castle in Scotland where she spends Christmas. Windsor Castle is another of the Queen's homes.
Does the Queen live in Buckingham Palace all the time?
asked by Erica - Canada
No The Queen's has other places where she lives. Her Majesty's official residence in London is Buckingham Palace, but she also owns Balmoral Castle in Scotland and Sandringham House in Norfolk, which she inherited from her father.
What are the guards that stand in front of the castle wearing red coats and those large black fur hats? Are they called sentries or just guards? How come they don't move?
They are called the Queen's Guard. They red tunics and bearskins (hats). Traditionally they are not allowed to move.
Typically, a Guardsman spends two hours on duty and four off. He is not expected to stand still for any more than ten minutes at a time. Every so often, he will march up and down in front of his sentry box, rather like a policeman "walking the beat".