• King Charles makes royal first
  • Visitors can now visit THIS room in Buckingham Palace
  • For the first time in history you can now visit this spot

Imagine stepping into a room steeped in history, where monarchs have waved to throngs of adoring subjects. Now, Buckingham Palace is making this dream a reality by opening the Centre Room to the public for the first time ever on July 15. This is your chance to experience the royal family's most private moments of celebration!

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A view fit for a King

Ever wondered what the royals see during those iconic balcony appearances? The Centre Room offers the same majestic view down the Mall that has greeted kings, queens, and their illustrious guests for centuries. While the TV used by the royals to watch the crowds before stepping out won't be present, the breathtaking panorama remains unchanged.

The Centre Room, part of the East Wing added by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is a treasure trove of art and history. From Chinese 18th-century silk wall hangings to a magnificent lotus-shaped chandelier, every corner tells a story of opulence and grandeur. The room's decor, featuring portraits, Chinese porcelain, and George IV furniture, reflects the lavish tastes of monarchs past.

Connecting with the people

The idea of a balcony at Buckingham Palace, conceived by Prince Albert, was aimed at strengthening the bond between the royal family and the public. Caroline de Guitaut, Surveyor of the King’s Works of Art, emphasizes this connection, noting the balcony's role in royal celebrations and public engagements since Queen Victoria's reign.


The decision to open the East Wing, including the Centre Room, to the public underscores King Charles's commitment to making royal residences more accessible. This move, allowing the public to explore these previously private spaces, marks a significant shift in royal tradition and offers a unique insight into the monarchy's history and heritage.

Tickets sold out in hours!

With only 6,000 tickets available, priced at £75, the opportunity to explore the East Wing sold out within hours of going on sale. This overwhelming response highlights the public's fascination with the monarchy and the allure of stepping into a living piece of history.

For those lucky enough to secure tickets, this guided tour promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Britain's monarchy. From the Centre Room to the Yellow Drawing Room and beyond, visitors will experience the splendor and history of Buckingham Palace like never before.

For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit www.rct.uk.

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