Official residences of

Europe´s monarchs and pretenders of

the Houses of Glyksburg & WIndsor

Amalienborg Palace

The winter residence of The Royal Family.

Situated between the city and the harbour, Amalienborg is a major work of Danish architecture designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in the 1750s. Four palaces surround Amalienborg Palace Square, with its equestrian statue of King Frederik V.  Denmark’s reigning monarchs have lived in Amalienborg’s palaces. 

Fredensborg Palace

 is a palace located on the eastern shore of Lake Esrum in Fredensborg on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark. It is the Danish Royal Family’s spring and autumn residence, and is often the site of important state visits and events in the Royal Family. It is the most used of the Royal Family’s residences.

Royal Palace Oslo

was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of the French-born King Charles III John of Norway, who reigned as king of Norway and Sweden. The palace is the official residence of the current Norwegian monarch.

Buckingham Palace

is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people.
Buckingham Palace became the London residence of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.

Windsor Castle

is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture.

Royal Palace Bruxelles

is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians in the centre of the nation's capital Brussels. However it is not used as a royal residence, as the king and his family live in the Royal Palace of Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels.

Palace of Laeken

is the official residence of the King of the Belgians and the royal family. It lies in the Brussels region, 5 km (3 mi) north of the city centre in the municipality of Laeken. It sits in a large park called the Royal Domain of Laeken, which is off-limits to the public. It was originally named the Castle of Schonenberg and is often referred to as the Royal Castle.

The Grand Ducal Palace

is a palace in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and where he performs most of his duties as head of state of the Grand Duchy.

Royal Palace Madrid

is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at the city of Madrid, although now only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. it is the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe.

King Felipe VI and the royal family do not reside in the palace, choosing instead the significantly more modest Palace of Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid.

Palace of Zarzuela

 is the residence of the reigning monarch of Spain. The palace is on the outskirts of Madrid.

Although King Felipe VI has his office in the palace, it appears that he and his family currently live in a mansion in the grounds, whereas his parents live in the palace itself.

Royal Palace Belgrade

is the official residence of the Karađorđević royal family. The palace was built between 1924 and 1929 by order of Alexander I, King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Today, the palace is home to Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine and Alexander's three sons and one grandson

Elisabeta Palace, Bucharest

is a palace on Kiseleff Road in Bucharest, Romania. Built in 1936, it is the official residence in Romania of Margareta of Romania, her husband Prince Radu, and her sister Princess Maria.

Royal Palace Stockholm

is the official residence of the Swedish monarch (the actual residence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia is at Drottningholm Palace). Stockholm Palace is located in the capital, Stockholm. The offices of the King, the other members of the Swedish Royal Family, and the offices of the Royal Court of Sweden are located here. The palace is used for representative purposes by the King whilst performing his duties as the head of state.

Drottingholm Palace 

is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. It is located in Drottningholm. Built on the island Lovön  Stockholm County), it is one of Sweden's Royal Palaces. It was originally built in the late 16th century, and it served as a regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court for most of the 18th century. Apart from being the private residence of the Swedish royal family, the palace is a popular tourist attraction.