This is the first time the British Ambassador’s Residence opened its doors to the public in connection with the European Patrimony Days. The queue was not long but there were already a lot of visitors inside, and still a big number keeps on arriving. I was not hopeful about taking even a single photo, aware that the British Government is so strict about people taking photos of public places by reason of security. So when they announced that photography is allowed, I couldn’t believe it!
The Empire bed of Pauline. She became an Imperial Princess when the First Empire of Napoleon was proclaimed.
The Throne Room which is now used for investiture ceremonies.
The State Dining Room. When Queen Elizabeth visited the Embassy in 2004, the official dinner took place here.
The English-style Herb Garden
The garden where the Queen planted a cherry tree and a ginkgo biloba, and the Queen Mother a weeping mulberry, a double cherry and a beech.