Windsor village street with castle in the background

Windsor village street with castle in the background

Aren’t you guys lucky today!  They would not allow us to take pictures of any interior of Windsor Castle which includes Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, State Apartments and St. Georges Chapel so there are less pictures.  But as you will see I snuck some in…..the “no photo” Nazi’s almost caught me.  It’s a good thing we leave the country tomorrow – they might be after me (ugly Americans!)  Windsor is situated right on the Thames River and right across the river is Eton School which is a boy’s private school where Prince William and Prince Harry went. This castle has a 900-year history as a fortress and palace and is the main residence of Queen Elizabeth. We spent the morning going through the castle which is huge so we were disappointed that we were able to see so little of it.  We had the rest of the day to leisurely stroll around, have tea (or coffee), and window shop.  I am very proud of  myself – I have not bought a single thing.  I figured I had better pace myself since we will be here for awhile AND I don’t have any room in my luggage.

On the Thames river

On the Thames river

Village of Eton across the Thames from Windsor

Village of Eton across the Thames from Windsor

Coming back across the river up to Windsor castle

Coming back across the river up to Windsor castle

Windsor village directly across from castle

Windsor village directly across from castle

The Guildhall where Prince Charles and Camilla got married

The Guildhall where Prince Charles and Camilla got married

Where the moat used to be.  Lovely gardens now.

Where the moat used to be. Lovely gardens now.

From the top of Windsor looking at Eton chapel

From the top of Windsor looking at Eton chapel

From the ramparts

From the ramparts

Queen Mary's  Dolls' House....because there wasn't anything else to spend taxpayers money on

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House….because there wasn’t anything else to spend taxpayers money on

In the State Apartments

In the State Apartments

Srate Apartments

Srate Apartments

State Apartments

State Apartments

I believe that is the Queen's private area across the grass

I believe that is the Queen’s private area across the grass

Is that the Queen picking her flowers?

Is that the Queen picking her flowers?

Little crown - cute

Little crown – cute

St. George's Chapel

St. George’s Chapel

The chapel is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in England

The chapel is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in England

The front of the Chapel.  King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth's parents and sister Princess Margaret are some of the people buried there.

The front of the Chapel. King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth’s parents and sister Princess Margaret are some of the people buried there.

St. George's Chapel

St. George’s Chapel

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