The White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace

One of the more intimate State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, the White Drawing Room is regularly used for audiences and small gatherings. The Queen enters the room via a hidden door disguised as a mirror and cabinet before receiving guests. Ambassadors and High Commissioners from across the world present their 'credentials' (a kind of formal CV) to Her Majesty when they take up their positions in London. For larger events, the room is often used for key guests to be presented to The Queen before everyone moves into the surrounding State Rooms to mingle. Over the years, the space has also been used for Christmas Broadcasts and as the setting for formal family photographs. 

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