Nel cuore di Westminster è situata "Buck House", come viene confidenzialmente chiamata dai londinesi la residenza reale.
Buckingham Palace è la sede ufficiale della Monarchia Inglese dal 1837, una delle poche residenze ancora in funzione al mondo ed è abitata da Sua Maestà la regina Elisabetta II del Regno Unito e dalla famiglia reale.
92 anni d'età e più di 60 di regno, ma Elisabetta II è ancora lì, indossa i suoi polverosi tweed, i cappellini tanto vezzosi quanto demodé, strascicando le vocali.
A Palazzo si svolgono tutte le funzioni di Stato più importanti, gli eventi e le visite ufficiali.
Buckingham Palace misura 108 per 120 metri ed è alto 24.
Il palazzo è costituito da 775 stanze.
Tra queste  ci sono 19 stanze di rappresentanza, 52 camere da letto principali, 188 camere della servitù, 92 uffici e 78 bagni, per un’area totale di 77.000 metri quadrati.
I giardini si estendono per un totale di 170.000 metri quadrati.
Ogni anno, da fine luglio a fine settembre, Sua Maestà apre l'oasi fortificata nel centro di Londra ai suoi sudditi, come in un grande gioco di società che si ripete ogni estate. Un modo per dire alla Gran Bretagna che Elisabetta non può fare a meno della sua gente. Gli inglesi ci impazziscono.
Il cuore di Buckingham Palace e della vita pubblica della Monarchia è costitutito dalle sale di rappresentanza o sale di Stato, che vengono usate esclusivamente per eventi cerimoniali e ufficiali.
In queste stanze, molto formali, la Regina e la famiglia reale ricevono le visite di Re, capi di Stato e alti dignitari.
La visita a Buckingham Palace inizia dalla Ambassador Court , l’ingresso dove ancora oggi la Regina Elisabetta accredita gli ambasciatori stranieri a corte.
Da qui si può ammirare la facciata in stile neoclassico francese realizzata in pietra di Bath, città termale situata a Sud-Ovest dell’Inghilterra.
Ogni mattina un reggimento della Fanteria e la sua banda si allineano nel cortile delle Wellington Barracks e marciano fino al palazzo per il cambio delle sentinelle, vestiti in uniforme rossa, con il famoso colbacco di pelle di orso nero.
Il cambio della guardia si tiene dal 1660, ogni giorno da aprile agli inizi di luglio e a giorni alterni nel resto dell’anno.
E la favola continua... Dio salvi la Regina! 
E per questo mio tour alla scoperta di tutto lo sfarzo legato a Buckingham Palace e alla monarchia britannica, ho optato per un outfit in ultra violet, in un elogio al colore più regale e misterioso, elegante, ricercato, a tratti un pò snob... proprio come il popolo inglese.
(Clicca qui, qui e qui per saperne di più sull'ultra violet, la tinta dell'anno secondo Pantone).
(Clicca qui se ti sei perso il mio primo post da Londra).

Good morning from a sun-drenched Buckingham Palace!
Buckingham Palace is an office for the Head of State, as well as a home for The Queen.
It is one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 meters long across the front, 120 meters deep and 24 meters high.
The State Rooms are a suite of lavishly decorated public rooms in Buckingham Palace where the monarch receives, rewards and entertains her subjects and visiting dignitaries.
Today, after many years of free market-administered economic and cultural shock therapy, Britain is greatly changed, but Elizabeth II is still there, wearing her tweeds, strangulating her vowels.
The garden at Buckingham Palace is a 39-acre walled oasis in the middle of the city and its largest private garden. Called the Queen's garden, it is where Queen Elizabeth II holds her summer garden parties. The central feature of the garden is a 3-acre lake created in the 19th century.  Timing and a little bit of luck are needed to see this garden. It is only open for tours during August and September and then only when the queen is not in residence. Tours are limited to 25 visitors.
Changing the Guard is the iconic world-famous ceremony which is seen by millions of people each year at Buckingham Palace
It is a definite must-see for any London traveler interested by the pageantry linked with Buckingham Palace and the British Monarchy.
Carried out by soldiers on active duty from the Foot Guards who have guarded the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces since 1660, wearing their famous bearskin hats and red tunics.
Accompanied by a full military band playing a selection of music ranging from traditional marches to songs from musicals and familiar pop songs, the ceremony is both a colorful military tradition and an important reminder of the close relationship between the Armed Forces and their Head: The Queen.
And the story is still going on... God save the Queen!
And for this journey to discover more about the British Monarchy, I opted for an ultra violet outfit, a praise to the most regal and mysterious color, so elegant and refined, sometimes a little snob... just like English people.
(Click here and here to read more about Pantone's color of the year, Ultra Violet).
(Click here to see my first post from London).

Location: Buckingham Palace - London - UK
Photos: Oigres Elirab
I was wearing:
1 One top
Atos Lombardini pants
Vogue sunglasses
Chanel cuff and bag
Gianvito Rossi sandals

66 comments

  1. You look so great! I absolutely love those pants. That shade of purple is perfection.
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  2. Buckingham Palace is indeed a beautiful architecture And the changing of guards is a delight to see! You look gorgeous, carina!

    Marie
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  3. What a spectacular outfit to visit Buckingham Palace in!

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  4. You're always visiting stunning places. Love so much your pants. They're so cool and love the color.
    xx

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  5. Thanks a lot :D

    perfect combo my dear friend :D

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the combination of outfit!xx

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  7. Amazing pictures! I hope you are enjoying England!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  8. so trendy, so original - like always you nail it dear xx

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  9. Amazing place :) You look beautiful, great outfit as always.
    Have a nice day!
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  10. I live in the UK and haven't visited Buckingham Palace before. Ha!! Great shots here and you look great.

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  11. Ciao tesoro, passo per un saluto veloce. Sono diventata mamma da appena 9 giorni ed il tempo a disposizione è davvero molto poco ma ci tenevo a lasciarti un piccolo saluto e un augurio di felice we <3

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    1. Tanti auguri tesoro, sono così felice per te... so quanto lo hai desiderato, sarai la mamma più dolce del mondo!!!

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  12. Beautiful photos Paola! Love that shade of purple!

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  13. When I went here. I didn't get to see the changing of the guards. You top is super cute.

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  14. All pics are amazing, you look so beautiful. Love your entire outfit <3
    Have a nice weekend :)
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  15. vorrei visitare Londra! Questo palazzio e' davvero un must see. Bellissime le foto. Mi piacciono molto gli sandali. Un outfit perfetto. Sei sempre top!

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  16. You look amazing. Purple looks so good on you and I love the pictures!

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  17. Obrigada! ;D

    O local é lindo demais. E a composição também!

    Ótima sexta!

    Beijo! ^^

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  18. Wow, this is so beautiful. I want the pants, the shoes and the top. As always great styling

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  19. Love the hits of purple. The pants and heels are super sexy.
    Queen in this look!

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  20. Sei una queen of style Paola! Bellissima, adoro i pants =) Baci

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  21. Amazing pictures and great outfit!
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  22. Thanks a lot :D

    my friend, loved all details :D
    following you on insta :D

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  23. Backingham Palace is so beautiful. I would like to see Great Britain. Great photos. Your outfit is so incredible.

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  24. Welcome to London babe! I hope you enjoyed the visit. Fabulous photos and you look amazing as always 💖💞

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  25. Obrigada, Paola! Pra você também! ;D

    Ótimo sábado!

    Beijo! ^^

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  26. Obsessed with your violet purple so much :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/06/customising-hot-mess-or-work-of-art.html

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  27. I've never actually visited Buckingham Palace before but it looks incredible - gorgeous photos as always!

    Heather xoxo
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  28. Buckingham Palace è meravigliosa e pure il tuo outfit; troppo belli i pantaloni! Un bacione e buona domenica
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  29. Amazing photo selection.
    xx
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  30. Mi piacerebbe visitare un giorno Buckingham Palace, dalle tue foto sembra un posto stupendo. Adoro il tuo look, veramente favoloso, niente a che vedere con i tweed polverosi ed i cappellini vezzosi della sua Maestà.
    Saluti,
    Flo

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  31. Beautiful post with an amazing outfit <3

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  32. You and the Buckingham Palace: perfect match! And not only to your again so perfect look! You are a Queen, you know, dear Paola, a Fashion Queen!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  33. what an amazing post dear,
    kisses!

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  34. As usual very interesting! Thanks for the post)

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  35. Amazing loook! <3

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  36. Love this outfit! It's so chic!
    Have a nice new week!
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  37. Thanks a lot :D

    have an amazing week my dear friend :D

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  38. Imponente la location, ma tu con la tua eleganza non passi di certo in secondo piano! Baci

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  39. Fabuloso post, menuda escapada , me encanta Londres y las fotos destacan su belleza. Tu estas guapísima en este look urbano .

    Te mando un abrazo enorme
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  40. Un look increible! Las fotos son preciosas :) Londres es una maravilla! Muackas!
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  41. Waiting for your new post.
    Have a happy Monday
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  42. Gorgeous pics!

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  43. Ma la meraviglia di quetso look??? Scarpe strepitose e quei tocchi di viola li adoro!!
    Un bacione! 💕 F.

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  44. Amazing post, dear! A big hello from Germany!
    Hugs ♥
    LIANA LAURIE

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  45. what an amazing shoes! love them. and perfect look like always

    kisses dear
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  46. Really nice!!!

    Have a nice evening!
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  47. Che colore meraviglioso i tuoi pantaloni!! :)

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  48. Che belle foto cara :)

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  49. love that shade of purple.

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  50. Saya dari indonesia, senang berkunjung diblog anda salam dari saya.
    Ahmad Kurniawan Siddik

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  51. You had a great trip...Loved your pants and your shoes are stunning...

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  52. look in viola stupendo! come mi manca Londra!

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  53. Buckingham Palace is so amazing!!
    I love your purple outfit, and those gianvito heels are so cool!!

    akiko

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