Monday, 20 July 2015

Travel Diary: Afternoon tea with the Queen

Two weekends ago, we went to Surrey to attend a Christening, also to help organise and decorate the party venue. Before we head home, we went to visit the official residence of the Queen that is the Windsor Castle. It was unplanned. Since we were only 20 minutes from Windsor, we decided to go. After all, none of us had been there before. 

It wasn't the perfect weather to stroll around the castle and ride the double-decker tour bus. It was raining and all gloomy. The queue to the castle was too long that we had to wait for more than 30 minutes. Tip: Book online ahead of time. They will let you skip the long queue. 

They said that if the flag is flying above any of the Queen's residential homes, the Queen is present. When we arrived the flag was waving, but just before we leave, it was gone.

There's not much to say. The whole castle is just stunning and there's much more inside. Too bad photography is not allowed in most of the buildings e.g. the State Apartments, St George's Chapel and Queen Mary's Doll House - the largest and most famous doll house in the world. 


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