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Take A Look Inside The Queen's 5 Most Lavish Homes

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The Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace are two of the most well-known royal residences, but the British monarchy have a lot of other properties that are quite lavish.

While Queen Elizabeth II owns a lot of land, she and her family split most of their time between five official crown estates and two private properties that were passed down from her father King George VI.

Here's a peek inside 5 of the Queen's favorite homes:

1. Buckingham Palace

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The Queen's main residence is currently undergoing $500 million in renovations, but it still looks ravishing.

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The palace has 775 rooms including 19 state rooms which are used to receive and entertain guests, deliver speeches, and every summer they're opened to the public for tours.

Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

There are also 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, a post office, movie theater, police station, swimming pool and an extensive garden.

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A lot of the interior including the Grand Staircase was designed by renowned architect John Nash for George VI.

The Queen usually spends the weekdays at Buckingham Palace. On weekends she usually stays at her second official residence the Windsor Castle.

Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

2. Windsor Castle

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The Queen's weekend and holiday abode in Berkshire is said to be her favorite.

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Windsor Castle, the largest and longest-inhabited palace in the world, was built in the 11th century, but of course has been renovated over time.

2010 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, photographer: Mark-Fiennes

The castle boasts 1,000 rooms including the ornate dining room which can fit 160 people.

The Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Photographer: Mark Fiennes

St. George's Gothic-style Chapel is located on the castle grounds.

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The Royal Collection © 2010 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Photogrrapher: Mark Fiennes

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