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Windsor Castle, in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, is the largest inhabited castle in the world and, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, is the oldest in continuous occupation.

Together with Buckingham Palace in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, it is one of the principal official residences of theBritish monarch. Queen Elizabeth II spends many weekends of the year at the castle, using it for both state and private entertaining. Her other two residences, Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle, are the Royal Family’s private homes.
Most of the Kings and Queens of England, later Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom, have had a direct influence on the construction and evolution of the castle, which has been their garrison fortress, home, official palace, and sometimes their prison. 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, the 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.

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Windsor Castle, in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, is the largest inhabited castle in the world and, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, is the oldest in continuous occupation.[1]  The castle’s floor area is approximately 484,000 square feet (44,965 square metres).[2]

Together with Buckingham Palace in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, it is one of the principal official residences of the British monarch. Queen Elizabeth II spends many weekends of the year at the castle, using it for both state and private entertaining. Her other two residences, Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle, are the Royal Family’s private homes.

Most of the Kings and Queens of England, later Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom, have had a direct influence on the construction and evolution of the castle, which has been their garrison fortress, home, official palace, and sometimes their prison. 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, the 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.

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In just half an hour, a train from London will deliver you to the royal town of Windsor, site of England’s most legendary castle. The first castle here was ordered built by William the Conqueror, and much of English history has unfolded within its walls. If you skipped the Changing of the Guard ceremony in London, you can see an even more exciting pageant here taking place only from April to July Monday to Saturday at 11am (winter offers differ slightly). On a first visit to the castle, wander into its greatest attraction, St. George’s Chapel, where British monarchs are entombed, and try to budget enough time to see the state apartments, including George IV’s elegant chambers. No, you can’t go into the Queen’s present bedchamber. Before leaving the castle precincts, wander the beautifully landscaped Jubilee Garden spread over 2 acres (8 hectares).

Source : Frommer’s

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Prime minister Lord Palmerston was also named “lord Cupid” because his appetite for women. Although he had ill-fitting false teeth, this minister was irresistible for women. He fathered 7 illegitimate children and some sources state that he once treid to rape one of Queen Victoria’s ladies while he visited Windsor Castle.
Source: Karl Shaw, 2007, 5 people who died during sex.

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Windsor Castle became one of Britain’‘s major tourist attractions.

It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, is the oldest in continuous occupation.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert made Windsor Castle their principal royal residence.

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