70 Canals 2019 travel blog

Visiting Windsor Castle

Changing of the Guard, Windsor Castle

David and friend

Arriving for Harry and Megan’s wedding - WHAT! We’re too late?

12 hours sleep and feeling well rested.

Cold and blustery winds, so out came the winter woollies. Breakfast overlooking the Thames, then walked to shops, and lined up to watch Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle. Hushed anticipation from the crowd as we heard the drum beat approaching in the distance, and soon the Guards rounded the corner - all resplendent in their red uniforms and bear skin hats. A fantastic sight of pageantry.

By now, winds almost gale force, and our phone cameras were almost blown from our hands. The Tour of Windsor Castle that followed was absolutely amazing, and what a thrill to be in St George’s Chapel, completed in 1477.

We both sat in the pews placed in front of where the Queen had sat for the wedding of Harry and Megan last year and just soaked up the atmosphere and marvelled at the grandeur of the Gothic architecture. Also visited State Apartments, and St George’s Hall, rebuilt following fire that completed destroyed it in 1992. Absolutely wonderful visit to the oldest, still fully functional Castle in the world.

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