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Several years ago, my husband and I were part of a guided tour of the UK. One of our "excursions" was a tour of Windsor Castle. I was very anxious to see the restoration after the fire. Upon our arrival in London, we were informed that our daytime tour of Windsor Castle had been cancelled as the Queen was holding a banquet there that evening.

So the Queen's schedule supercedes that of the general public.
Rotten for you, but she hadn't made her mind up on the day to have a banquet. The notice period usually runs to 3 months.
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