[buhk-ing-uh m, -ham]
- George Villiers, 1st Duke of,1592–1628, English courtier, politician, and military leader: lord high admiral 1617.
- his sonGeorge Villiers, 2nd Duke of,1628–87, English courtier and author.
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On Friday, the story had looked like it might blow over as Buckingham Palace sought to dismiss it as a “civil case.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’
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Even the queen saw fit to honor him with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in 2008.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
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But on Friday, she attended an investiture at Buckingham Palace and was granted a private audience by the Queen.WTF Is Damgelina Doing At The Palace?
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Fergie almost landed a U.N. role until the offer was swiftly dropped, amid rumours both of pressure from Buckingham Palace.What The Hell is Posh Spice Doing At The UN?
September 29, 2014
The comedian Stephen Fry as admitted taking cocaine in Buckingham Palace at the height of his drug addiction.Stephen Fry: I Did Cocaine At Buckingham Palace
September 26, 2014
The brilliant but profligate Buckingham is retained as prime minister.
And now my aunt's coming to London to a flat in Buckingham Gate.Jan and Her Job
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But Buckingham's insolent assurance was proof against that peril.
It was necessary that his Grace of Buckingham should cover up an indiscretion.
Confess it; don't you make up stories about this Mr. Buckingham?
- a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop: 12 512 (2001)
- George Villiers, 1st Duke of . 1592–1628, English courtier and statesman; favourite of James I and Charles I: his arrogance, military incompetence, and greed increased the tensions between the King and Parliament that eventually led to the Civil War
- his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of . 1628–87, English courtier and writer; chief minister of Charles II and member of the Cabal (1667–73)