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84,492. Royal palaces have been at the heart of our history for a thousand years. Palace building has produced some of the most splendid architecture in Britain – the ultimate expression of power and privilege. Don Cruickshank, Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces, BBC 2014
84,493. The kitchens are Hampton Court are an astonishing survival. ibid.
84,494. Whitehall was the largest palace in Europe. ibid.
84,495. For nearly three centuries Classicism would dominate palace- building in Britain ... Architecture had never been so important to monarchy. Don Cruickshank, Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces II
84,496. Our palaces are repositories of beauty and national memories. Don Cruickshank, Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces III
84,497. The vaults of Buckingham palace are groaning with priceless, useless freebies from foreign dignitaries. Tina Brown
84,498. Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail. John Donne
97,412. Buckingham Palace – one of the most famous buildings in the world. A symbol of Britain … This is a closed and secretive world. Inside Buckingham Palace I, Channel 5 2016
97,413. ‘Buckingham Palace is very artfully stage-managed.’ ibid. Tony Robinson
97,414. Its walls are crumbling and its fabulous façade is coming apart. ibid.
97,488. Closer to the Queen’s apartment is a room just for her corgis. Inside Buckingham Palace II, Channel 5 2016
97,489. It wasn’t until 1837 that it became the residence of a monarch. ibid.
106,980. Hampton Court: a 500 year old Royal Residence. Forever linked to Henry VIII and his many wives. Behind the grand facade lie the dark secrets of the British royals, extraordinary lives of passion and excess. This is the world of Hampton Court Palace. Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace, Channel 5 2017
106,981. Everything at Hampton Court was about display. ibid.
106,982. ‘Hampton Court end up being this continual building site for a whole sequence of wives.’ ibid. Jonathan Foyle
106,983. George III hated Hampton Court and refused to stay there. No monarch ever lived at the Palace again. ibid.
112,012. It’s China’s most stunning palace – the Forbidden City, the greatest wonder of the medieval world and the biggest wooden structure on Earth. Home to China’s emperors, a place of staggering wealth and power filled with dazzling treasures. It was closed to the outside world for centuries. (China & Palace) Secrets of China’s Forbidden City, Channel 4 2017
112,013. Three great halls dominate the outer court towering over a three-tiered marble terrace. (China & Palace) ibid.
112,014. It all covers 178 acres. (China & Palace) ibid.
112,015. A hotbed of decadence and betrayal. (China & Palace) ibid.
112,016. There is no record of how it was created. (China & Palace) ibid.
115,369. Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for 325 years. Tucked away in a west London park today it’s where the world’s most popular royals and a future king of England call home. Inside Kensington Palace s1e1, Channel 5 2017
115,370. This palace has seen dark days when not even the royal family knew that a wartime operation brought an enemy prison camp to Kensington’s grounds. ibid.
115,371. This royal family home also witnessed sadness, tragedy and scandal. ibid.
115,372. The arrival of William and Kate pushed Kensington Palace on to the world stage. ibid.
115,373. Margaret and Tony were invited to every premiere and party … Margaret and her husband transformed Kensington palace. ibid.
115,374. Wren extended the original building adding four pavilions and two large wings. ibid.
115,375. Kensington Palace became Diana’s base. ibid.
115,376. The war of the Wales’s had gone nuclear. ibid.