A Look Inside the UK's Royal Homes

Jan 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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We’re a little obsessed with the British monarchy. First, there was the queen and Philip, then there was Diana, then Harry and William, then William and Catherine (or Kate Middleton, as she was known then), now Harry and Meghan Markle. Besides the fact that it’s hard not to love a good prince and princess story, the U.S.’s own political turmoil kinda makes us wish we had a moral leader who could set some things straight… maybe.

We’ve been indulging in Netflix’s The Crown like crazy, and the show has given us something rather spectacular: a glimpse of the interior of royal castles. Much of the £100 million budget went to designing radically accurate rooms and costumes.

While some areas of the royal residences are open to the public, there are many parts few people have ever seen. Here, we offer you an inside glimpse of the public royal residences.

1 /12: Buckingham Palace: Outside

Inside the Royal Castles: Buckingham Palace
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1/12 :Buckingham Palace: Outside

2 /12: Buckingham Palace: Dining Room

Inside the Royal Castles: Buckingham Palace Dining Room
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2/12 :Buckingham Palace: Dining Room

3 /12: Buckingham Palace: Throne Room

Inside the Royal Castles: Buckingham Palace Throne Room
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3/12 :Buckingham Palace: Throne Room

4 /12: Buckingham Palace: Drawing Room

Inside the Royal Castles: Buckingham Palace Drawing Room
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4/12 :Buckingham Palace: Drawing Room

5 /12: Windsor Castle: Outside

Inside the Royal Castles: Windsor Castle
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5/12 :Windsor Castle: Outside

6 /12: Windsor Castle: Dining Room

Inside the Royal Castles: Windsor Castle Dining Room
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6/12 :Windsor Castle: Dining Room

7 /12: Windsor Castle: King's Bedchamber

Inside the Royal Castles: Windsor Castle King's State Bedroom
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7/12 :Windsor Castle: King's Bedchamber

8 /12: Windsor Castle: Grand Staircase

Inside the Royal Castles: Windsor Castle Grand Staircase
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8/12 :Windsor Castle: Grand Staircase

9 /12: Palace of Holyroodhouse: Outside

Inside the Royal Castles: Palace of Holyroodhouse
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9/12 :Palace of Holyroodhouse: Outside

10 /12: Palace of Holyroodhouse: Sitting Area

10/12 :Palace of Holyroodhouse: Sitting Area

11 /12: Palace of Holyroodhouse: Dining Room

11/12 :Palace of Holyroodhouse: Dining Room

12 /12: Palace of Holyroodhouse: Great Stair Landing

12/12 :Palace of Holyroodhouse: Great Stair Landing