National Geographic : 1926 May
01 ©Central Aerophoto Co., Ltd. THE RETURN OF THE PRINCE OF WALES TO ENGLAND DRAWS CROWDS TOBUCKINGHAM PALACE At the west end of the Mall stands this "large and almost violently ugly stone-fronted building behind atall wrought-iron fence," the London residence of British sovereigns since 1837. Immediately in front is the Queen Victoria Memorial (see pages 575 and 576). This was formerly the site of the Mulberry Gardens planted by James I to foster the British silk industry.