Ahoy.....well wow...who stole our Buckingham?...where to start ....I just watched it last night and I must say it is a pretty good show so far. I was struck by the exterior of Buckingham and how similar it is to our version. When Twelfth first told me she had seen it, my first thought was....omg....we should be able to see the rooms as they were before Victoria did any redecorating and adding. When she moved in, William IV had just passed and he hated Buckingham so never lived there. It would have been just as John Nash had envisioned.
I will have to watch it again, as they move from room to room...so I can get my bearings. I do see a red throne room. I really would love to get it closer to the original version. I did though come across an article on the set design.
From set designer Michael Howells, "“There's not much early reference to what the interiors of Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace were like,” he says. “We had to go on the style. We decided to pitch it more Georgian and Regency so that it's still minimal and quite formal.”
Seems we were not the only ones that ran into this problem of finding what the interior looked like when it was finished during William. I do remember being told once there was a book with the descriptions of each of the rooms. I could have sworn something about the Blue Drawing Room being red and black.
All in all i am already hooked. Besides the Prime Minister, who I agree is swoon-able, I only have eyes for the palace so far. Yay...:))
His Royal Highness Jacon Cortes de Bexar Prince of Antiquity, Duke of Cumberland, Duque de Bexar, Duc de la Valliere, Marchese di MSB