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Old 09-22-2014, 07:50 PM
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In H.R.H. The Man Who Will Be King, Tim Heald and Mayo Mohs wrote:

The Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle contains a carpet made for Queen Victoria in Agra, said to be the largest seamless carpet in Europe.
In Castles of Britain and Ireland, Rodney Castleden wrote:

King Edward III spent an incredible 50,000 pounds on Windsor, by far the largest sum any sovereign spent on any single building in the entire middle ages.
As part of Jeffry Wyatville's rebuilding, the Long Walk created by King Charles II to link the castle to Windsor Great Park was lengthened in 1823 to run right up to a new entranceway.
The entranceway was called the George IV Gateway.
King William II chose Windsor Castle for his Easter celebrations in 1097.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:18 PM
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Richard Palmer @RoyalReporter · 15m 15 minutes ago
Windsor Castle is to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo next year with an exhibition and themed visit featuring artefacts.

Richard Palmer @RoyalReporter · 11m 11 minutes ago
From Jan 31, the State apartments at Windsor will display battlefield trophies, historic documents and items that once belonged to Napoleon.

Richard Palmer @RoyalReporter · 11m 11 minutes ago
The Waterloo Chamber, briefly renamed the music room when Jacques Chirac visited in 2004, will be the centrepiece of the exhibition.
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Of all the photos I took on my visit to Windsor Castle, this is my favourite.
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Those stuffed corgis are seriously adorable, Sun Lion!
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Preview of the Royal Collection Trust's Waterloo at Windsor 1815-2015 exhibition. January 31 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Key features of the display will include Napoleon's red cloak, the Sevres table commissioned by the Emperor and the Waterloo Chamber which is hung with 38 portraits of those most closely associated with the overthrow of Napoleon. Shows: GVs exhibition and interview with curator Kate Heard-

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In Christmas 1940 the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret took part in a nativity play at Windsor Castle, organised by the headmaster of the primary school in Windsor Great Park.

Princess Elizabeth was one of the Three Kings. According to her governess she 'looked like Edward V in her Coronation coronet and tunic of pink and gold'. She walked the length of St George's Hall with her gift to the infant Jesus.

Princess Margaret was 'a child' whose gift was herself, and she sang 'Gentle Jesus' at the crib.

Her proud father recorded that she 'played her part remarkably well and was not shy'. He was overcome by the emotions the play evoked. 'I wept through most of it. It is such a wonderful story.'

Pantomimes at Windsor at Christmas time during the war were very much looked forward to and several members of the Royal Household took part.

The Queen (The Queen Mother) wrote 'Windsor is ringing with words like lights, cut it, greasepaint, Mother Hubbard, finale, opening chorus etc.' In 1944 the panto was 'Old Mother Riding Boots' and it was performed in the Waterloo Chamber just before Christmas.

The King thought the 1944 pantomime was 'better than ever and (the Princesses) both did their parts very well and enjoyed them'.
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Staff at Windsor Castle to vote on industrial action-
Staff at Windsor Castle to vote on industrial action - ITV News
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The staff in question do not work for the Queen, nor are they members of the royal household.

They work for Royal Collection Trust.

In a statement, the Royal Collection Trust said:
"Wardens at Windsor Castle are paid above market median based upon the Regional Living Wage and receive a range of benefits, including a 15% non-contributory pension and a free lunch.

"Royal Collection Trust continues to award wardens an annual performance-related pay increase of up to 2.5%, in addition to the cost of living increase (in line with treasury guidelines), as well as one-off payments to those who have reached the top of their pay scale.
"We don't anticipate any interruption to the running of tours for visitors to the Castle."

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
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