BUCKINGHAM PALACE IN NUMBERS (Post No.9313)

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 9313

Date uploaded in London – –26 FEBRUARY  2021     

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE, where Queen Elizabeth lives, is in the heart of London. Nearest underground station is Green Park. Three important lines- Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines – connect this station with most of London. Anyone staying in any part of London can reach this place within an hour and walk to the palace through the park. Well connected by buses as well.

Changing of Guards is a ceremony that happens every day in the morning (alternate days in winter) which is watched by thousands of people.

Here is a paper cutting that describes the palace in numbers. The word GHAM in Buckin ‘gham’ is a Sanskrit word ‘Grama’ (village). Hundreds of places in Britain have this suffix. So do Borough or Burg is a Sanskrit word  that is derived from Pura, Pur, Puri, i.e. place with a fort or protected wall is.

Before the corona virus attack, a small part of the palace was opened to the public were some royal items were on display. And in summer queen used to give a dinner to prominent citizens of London. 1000 people will be invited for the dinner in rotation. I and my wife were invited to the place several years ago where we met (in fact saw) her. She came to every group of people. And we were provided hundreds of food items and in different sheds. Vegetarians and teetotallers like me always have a few items to relish. Since my wife came wearing silk sari, some people came to us and appreciated the beauty of Indian saris. But none of us could carry any camera or mobile phone inside the palace. But when I went to Prime Minister David Cameron’s house (10 Downing Street) for Deepavali (Diwali) dinner a few years ago, he came straight to us when I said I was from Hindu Forum of Britain, he called the photographer and asked him to take several pictures posing with us. Though we were not allowed to take any camera or mobile inside, pictures were sent to us in a few days’ time. Palace also should do something like it.

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