The Buckingham Palace was built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham. The land had been in the family privately owned for 150 year prior to that. It had many houses built on it before the palace was built. It was acquired by King George III for his Queen so was then considered "The Queen's House". Once he acquired the palace it was enlarged.
Fashion has always been a very important part of royalty. When at the Buckingham Palace the dress code was very formal. After World War I Queen Mary wanted to test the Kings reaction by shortening the required dress lengths a few inches from the ground. She tested this out on a lady in waiting & the King was not pleased, so the Queen continued the below the ankle fashion.
When King George VI & Elizabeth came into accession in 1936 they allowed the skirts to rise a few inches. Many tourists can now visit to see the fashion that Elizabeth has worn since being Queen on display at the palace now. Possibly the most popular attraction is The Changing of the Guard ceremony. Either way, a visit the palace would be a treat for any lover of architecture or royal traditions and history.