Royal Staff Just Spent 40 Hours Changing the Queen's 1,500 Clocks
The Queen’s residences are home to some of the finest timepieces in existence.
The next time you find yourself complaining about having to change your clocks for daylight savings time, remember that it could be a lot worse. You could be one of the people responsible for Queen Elizabeth’s clocks, for example.
Over the weekend, a group of Horological Conservators spent approximately 40 hours adjusting the Queen’s more than 1,500 timepieces in accordance with the end of British Summer Time.
According to the Royal Collection Trust, that total number includes 450 clocks at Windsor Castle, 600 at Buckingham Palace, and 50 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh.)
The Royal Collection is said to contain some of the finest historic clocks in existence, many of which are on display to visitors at Windsor Castle and The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
“They reflect mechanical innovation over the centuries and the tastes of successive monarchs,” the trust explains.
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Models of all shapes, sizes, and provenance range from traditional timepieces to musical clocks, astronomical clocks, miniature clocks, and turret clocks.
To learn more about historic timepieces in the Royal Collection, visit the trust’s online trail here.