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CHRISinUSA

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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #360 on: March 06, 2012, 12:30:36 PM »
You beat me to it!  :)  I was just hunting online for pictures to help figure it out.  Given the yellow walls, I assumed it was the Yellow Drawing Room, but was obviously wrong.  The clue was that huge portrait of George III to the left of the mantle. 

I wonder why the Queen sometimes holds her audiences in her Audience Room upstairs, and sometimes in this room downstairs? 

Robert_Hall

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« Reply #361 on: March 06, 2012, 12:54:35 PM »
My guess, Chris, is that the palace is always undergoing work of some sort. Some rooms may be undergoing cleaning or restoration, for example. Also, time of year.  Soon,  they will be preparing it for the public  visits.
 Just  my thoughts. BTW, I reckoned it was the Belian suite, but was not positive. Second guess was also the Yellow Drawing Room.

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« Reply #362 on: March 06, 2012, 04:13:00 PM »
You beat me to it!  :)  I was just hunting online for pictures to help figure it out.  Given the yellow walls, I assumed it was the Yellow Drawing Room, but was obviously wrong.  The clue was that huge portrait of George III to the left of the mantle. 

I wonder why the Queen sometimes holds her audiences in her Audience Room upstairs, and sometimes in this room downstairs? 

Usually its just Prime Ministers, Visiting Heads of State's, and other notable officials who are generally received upstairs in her Private Audience Room. Whilst Ambassadors, Officers of the Armed Forces and in the case of yesterday a Poet, are received downstairs away from the private apartments in the 1844 Room.   But i'd also agree too that in some cases it is a matter of which room is available and prepared.  Its been mentioned before that it would be odd to have members of the public walking past the private apartments on the way to the audience room so the 1844 Room downstairs is used for as I say more "general/public audiences".

CHRISinUSA

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« Reply #363 on: March 06, 2012, 04:19:56 PM »
Thanks Robert and Ridegeway - I suspect you are both right.  Here is the Queen at another diplomatic audience - a different room that is neither the Queen's Audience Chamber nor the 1870 Room.


http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Gallery.aspx

What room is that?

Ridgeway

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« Reply #364 on: March 06, 2012, 04:27:12 PM »
Thanks Robert and Ridegeway - I suspect you are both right.  Here is the Queen at another diplomatic audience - a different room that is neither the Queen's Audience Chamber nor the 1870 Room.


http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Gallery.aspx

What room is that?

Hey Chris, Its the 1844 Room. Its the room which the Queen usually uses for audiences downstairs.

Le Roi Soleil

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« Reply #365 on: April 02, 2012, 03:00:29 AM »

Le Roi Soleil

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« Reply #366 on: April 02, 2012, 03:06:56 AM »
The King's Sitting Room, Windsor Castle. 1936

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2101009

The King's Audience Room, Windsor Castle. 1936

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2101008



Le Roi Soleil

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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #368 on: April 02, 2012, 03:24:27 AM »
Views of Clarence House.
Watercolours by James Roberts (1800-67), dated 1861.

The dining-room
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/919729

The Duchess of Kent's large drawing-room
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/919726

The Duchess of Kent's sitting-room
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/919730

The Duchess of Kent's bedroom
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/919728

Le Roi Soleil

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« Reply #369 on: April 02, 2012, 03:27:04 AM »
Clarence House, St James's Palace: the garden front
A watercolour by Joseph Nash, 1861

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« Reply #371 on: April 02, 2012, 10:07:03 AM »
Thank you for sharing Le Roi Soleil! I love the Kings sitting room & bedroom, lovely interiors!
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« Reply #372 on: May 14, 2012, 09:53:27 AM »
Is Buckingham Palace ugly?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18056612

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Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« Reply #373 on: May 18, 2012, 05:08:35 AM »
The Queen in bed in bedroom of Belgian Suite at Buckingham palace:


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« Reply #374 on: May 18, 2012, 01:21:04 PM »
Great find. The photo was only published once as it was deemed too personal to be shown public. Maybe they do it for the Jubliee...