To say that Queen Elizabeth’s palaces have some grand rooms is a bit of an understatement. They are adorned with the finest silks and fabrics, filled with historical treasures, and hung with priceless Old Masters artwork from the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyck. Built over decades by a variety of royals, they often feature a fantastical array of interior styles—Buckingham Palace, for example, shows off Victorian, Regency, and Edwardian influences, whereas Sandringham House is the epitome of Jacobean design. Each property is gargantuan: Windsor Castle, the largest occupied castle in the world, has about 1,000 rooms. To tour one of the Queen’s homes is to be both awestruck by its purpose and overwhelmed by its beauty. “Buckingham Palace is a place of marvels, with utilitarian service spaces that open surreally onto enfilades of suitably majestic rooms designed to both entertain and dazzle,” says Vogue’s Hamish Bowles.