★★★★ Radio Times
Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham discover how Queen Victoria transformed Buckingham Palace from an unloved, unfinished and unfurnished building into the home of Monarchy.
“Immaculately recreated” The i. Newspaper
With extensive access to Buckingham Palace BDH used photogrammetry and CGI take the building back in time to show this royal residence was dramatically redesigned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Victoria turned Buckingham Palace into one of the most famous buildings in the world, and the Palace has been shaped by her passions. She loved to dance and BDH bring back Buckingham Palace’s original enormous Ballroom bak to life. A dramatic storm breaks the ceiling of the Queens Gallery and BDH recreate a dramatic scene of staff hurriedly removing paintings by Gainsborough and Vermeer in the great gallery.
The Queen who believed in large-scale dining and Trevor discovers that the current Palace kitchens were built by Victoria to replace an earlier kitchen on top of a sewer! And the Chinese Dining Room was built to house Victoria and Albert’s growing family for breakfast.
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