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Wander through Buckingham Palace on your laptop

By Staff Reporter

Published 21/01/2016

Anna Reynolds of the Royal Collection Trust in the virtual reality tour
Anna Reynolds of the Royal Collection Trust in the virtual reality tour
The palace’s White Drawing Room

Buckingham Palace is usually the preserve of paying visitors or guests, but now anyone can tour the famous London landmark - using the internet.

A virtual reality experience takes the viewer into the heart of the royal residence, bringing the ornate fixtures and fittings almost within grasp.

Visitors can stand at the bottom of the grand staircase for an almost 360-degree view. They can also look down the picture gallery at the Old Masters such as Canaletto hanging on the walls, then turn around to see paintings behind them.

Other highlights include the lavishly decorated Green and White drawing rooms and the ballroom - where knighthoods and OBEs are presented by the Queen. The public can take the virtual tour by logging on to the British Monarchy YouTube Channel with a smartphone.

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