The world’s oldest inhabited castle is not only the nation’s iconic treasure but also the Crown’s most important royal residence. Our tour is going to start with Windsor Castle which we will reach by train and our journey will start from London Waterloo (or private transportation will be at your choice).
Windsor Castle has been emphasised in the Crown’s Season 2, Episode 1 when the Queen takes care of Charles and Alice; Season 2, Episode 9 when Charles stares at Eton College through the windows of Windsor Castle (Lord Mountbatten was preparing Charles for Eton College) but he came to naught because of Prince Philip’s ideology.
Father King George VI’s touching funeral in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel in Season 1, Episode 3 (The name of the Episode is “Windsor” per see and the title of uncle Edward VIII is “Duke of Windsor” too, smartly addressed).
Probably the most remarkable and memorable episode was Episode 8 Season 2, well, the revenge of Queen Elizabeth against Mrs Kennedy at the second appointment after Buckingham Palace goof. The singular, unforgettable quote of Queen Elizabeth was: “Well… Let’s meet the audience in Windsor Castle, Sometimes only a fortress will do”.
The glorious past of Windsor Castle, of course, is not limited to notable words and precious moments. It’s the cradle of British history, passion, pleasure, romance, victory, proud and the power. Windsor Castle is the oldest landmark in continuous occupation. Together with Buckingham Palace in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, it is one of the principal official residences of the British monarch.
Windsor Castle is located in the Berkshire town of Windsor, in the Thames Valley to the west of London. Queen Elizabeth II spends many weekends of the year at Windsor Castle, using it for both state and private entertaining.
Windsor Castle dates to the time of William the Conqueror. Most of the kings and queens of England have had a direct influence on the construction and evolution of Windsor Castle, which has been their garrison, fortress, home, official palace, and sometimes prison.
The castle’s history and that of the British monarchy are inextricably linked. Chronologically the history of the castle can be traced through the reigns of the monarchs who have occupied it. When the country has been at peace Windsor Castle has been expanded by the additions of large and grand apartments; when the country has been at war the castle has been more heavily fortified. This pattern has continued to the present day.
Queen Elizabeth II decided in 1952 to make Windsor her principal weekend retreat. The private apartments which had not been properly occupied since the era of Queen Mary were renovated and further modernised, and the Queen, Prince Philip and their four children took up residence. This arrangement has continued to the present day.