The deaths of Buckingham Palace

The deaths of Buckingham Palace

Posted: 25 March 2024 | Last updated: 25 March 2024

<p>Buckingham Palace, which served as Queen Elizabeth II's official residence for 68 years until her death in 2022, was originally built in 1703 under the name Buckingham House. Throughout the years, it transformed into the grand palace we recognize today and became a royal residence in 1761. Undeniably, <a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/travel/499792/what-its-really-like-to-live-at-buckingham-palace" rel="noopener">Buckingham Palace</a> holds a significant historical background, including various individuals who have passed away within its walls, often under peculiar circumstances.</p> <p>Curious to find out who they are? Then simply click on.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/92911?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434v4en-ae"> Tearing your hair out over hair loss? Discover which foods can help</a></p>
<p>The site of Buckingham House was previously occupied by the monks of Westminster Abbey. According to reports, a monk's ghost always appears on Christmas Day.</p>
<p>John Sheffield, the 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, was the original owner of Buckingham House. He was also the first person to die there.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/104522?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> 30 ways to boost your immune system</a></p>
<p>Sheffield, a politician and poet, passed away at Buckingham House on September 23, 1714, at the age of 72.</p>
<p>Hugh Chamberlen, a physician to the royals, specialized in midwifery. Through his close relationship with the Duchess of Buckingham and Normanby, he frequently stayed at Buckingham House.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/184322?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> The most romantic moments of the Oscars</a></p>
<p>Chamberlen passed away in 1728 at Buckingham House due to an undisclosed ailment he fought for a prolonged period.</p>
<p>Lady Flora Hastings, the Duchess of Kent's lady-in-waiting (and Queen Victoria's mother), once began to complain of abdominal pains. What's more, her abdomen was beginning to swell. </p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/206253?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> The biggest music stars of the '90s: where are they now? </a></p>
<p>There were suspicions of an unwelcome (and scandalous) pregnancy, but those doubts were dispelled when a doctor declared her a virgin. Lady Hastings met her end in Buckingham Palace on July 5, 1839. The post-mortem examination exposed her true ailment—a terminal case of liver cancer.</p>
<p>Francis Clark served as a Highland Attendant for Queen Victoria for 25 years starting in 1870.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/207692?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> America's secret airline the government doesn't want you to know about</a></p>
<p>Clark received the Faithful Service Medal from Queen Victoria in 1891. He passed away at Buckingham Palace during the summer of 1895.</p>
<p>Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandfather was born and passed away within Buckingham Palace.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/225856?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> 'McLeod's Daughters': where are they now?</a></p>
<p>The Prince of Wales became king after Queen Victoria's death on January 22, 1901.</p>
<p>King Edward VII, known for his heavy smoking habit, faced various health issues, such as bronchitis and a rodent ulcer. On May 6, 1910, at the age of 68, he passed away in Buckingham Palace after suffering multiple heart attacks.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/246348?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> Everyday foods you didn't know could kill you</a></p>
<p>Major John Gwynne, who served as Edward VII's personal secretary, sadly took his own life following a disastrous marriage and scandalous divorce.</p>
<p>It is rumored that the room in Buckingham Palace where John Gwynne died is haunted.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/277940?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> The most extravagant celebrity purchases</a></p>
<p>William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham, served as a Victorian-era politician and held the position of Minister of Information.</p>
<p>Fisher passed away in Buckingham Palace Garden on July 2, 1920.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/289785?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> Ejected: celebs who got kicked off flights</a></p>
<p>Princess Alice of Greece had a remarkable life. Despite her hearing loss, she had the ability to lip-read and communicate in three languages. Additionally, she wed Prince Andrew of Greece, raised five children, established a religious sisterhood, and was once under the care of Sigmund Freud.</p>
<p>Princess Alice of Greece, famous as the mother of the late Prince Philip, passed away at Buckingham Palace on December 5, 1969.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/319254?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> Never offer yellow roses to the love of your life</a></p>
<p>Margaret MacDonald, affectionately known as "Bobo," served Queen Elizabeth II with dedication for 67 years, starting from her early childhood. The endearing nickname was bestowed upon her by Princess Elizabeth.</p>
<p>MacDonald remained dedicated to serving and supporting Queen Elizabeth II throughout her life, earning the title of Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in 1986.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/319500?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> Gruesome Valentine's Day murders</a></p>
<p>Margaret "Bobo" MacDonald passed away at the age of 89 in her Buckingham Palace room in 1993.</p>
<p>Scotsman Eric Whitelaw was a member of the Seaforth Highlanders in WWI.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/379827?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> Stars who were once homeless</a></p>
<p>Whitelaw was set to receive an Order of the British Empire award in 1953 but unfortunately passed away at Buckingham Palace before it could be presented to him.</p>
<p>Ilse Fairall (not pictured) served as a palace servant at Buckingham Palace. She had dedicated almost eight years to working in the palace laundry room and was on the verge of retiring.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/388081?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> The craziest celebrity wills and dying wishes</a></p>
<p>Just before retiring at the age of 59, she tragically ended her life in her bedroom. Ilse Fairall allegedly left behind a note and a will, although the specific contents have not been made public.</p>
<p>The Queen had Corgis throughout her life, and her final one, Willow, passed away in the palace.</p><p>You may also like:<a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/n/444881?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=referral_description&utm_content=578434en-ae"> Celebrities discuss the dark side of fame</a></p>
<p>Until her passing, the late Queen was accompanied by a number of cherished dogs. However, the lineage of royal Corgis came to an end in 2018.</p> <p>Source: (Grunge)</p> See also: <a href="https://www.starsinsider.com/celebrity/203154/fascinating-photos-of-a-young-queen-elizabeth-ii">Fascinating photos of a young Queen Elizabeth II</a>

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