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Can you name the Royal Residences and Private Estates in the UK?

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1703
London:
775 rooms
London residence of sovereigns since 1837; administrative headquarters of the Monarch; purchased by George III; transformed to palace by George IV; Victoria added a Ballroom that was the largest room in London
1830
London
Branch of Lord Chamberlain's Office housed at above residence since 1830, formerly at Charing Cross; provides transport for Royal Family by horse-drawn carriage and car; houses State vehicles, including the Gold State Coach used for Coronations; originally held royal hawks at moulting or mew time
1070
Berkshire
1000 rooms
Official Residence, home to Queen on weekends and Easter Court (Mar-Apr); largest occupied castle in the world, longest-occupied palace in Europe; built by William the Conquerer; Henry II rebuilt in stone; Edward III expanded it in the most expensive secular building project in the entire Middle Ages
 Chapel in above residence, named after England's patron saint; one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic' design; open to public; a Royal Peculiar, a chapel not subject to a bishop or archbishop but which owes its allegiance directly to the Sovereign
1128
Edinburgh
Originally, according to legend, David I built it as a monastery, this was the principal residence of the Scottish monarchy from the 16th century, and is now the Queen's official residence in Scotland; George IV ordered that the apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots be 'preserved sacred from every alteration';
1856
Aberdeenshire
Site was purchased, castle built by Albert as a gift for Victoria; today it is a working estate with farmland, game hunting, fishing, horses, cattle, and a malt whisky distillery; not an official residence, as it is owned privately by the monarch in trust; illustration on £100 notes issued by Royal Bank of Scotland
 Forest bought by Queen Victoria to save it from a timber merchant; now contains one of the largest remnants of native Cledonian Pine forests left in the country; Philip is responsible for its regeneration
1862
Norfolk
Purchased, rebuilt by Edward VII, when Prince of Wales; Edward VII kept clocks 1/2 hour early to maximize daylight for hunting, tradition maintained by George V, ended by Edward VII; bombed during WWI, a crater was turned to a duck pond; commercial estate managed privately on the Queen's behalf
1536
London
Senior Palace and official residence of the Sovereign; Built by Henry VIII on the site of a leper hospital; ceilings painted by Hans Holbein; State apartments enlarged by Christopher Wren; ceremonial meeting place of Accession Council; site of first of six treaties establishing the UN; ambassadors accredited here

London
Dating to 600s, origianally refered to priests and singers serving spiritual needs of the Sovereign, who would follow the monarch; today refers to both the collection of chapels used by monarch for worship, and for one of the major chapels in the above official residence
1827
London
Designed by John Nash; residence of Dowager Queen Elizabeth until her 2002 death; official London residence of the Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; name often used as a metonym for the Prince of Wales's private office
1605
London
Working Royal residence; 1689: William III bought the Jacobean mansion from his Secretary of State, had been known as Nottingham House; Christopher Wren oversaw improvements and additions; until 1760, favourite residence of successive sovereigns until George II who died there

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