A Different Windsor.

Nine days ago we did a tourist visit to Windsor; Tuesday 7th September. Wednesday 8th September our Queen sadly passed away. We went back today to pay our respects and feel involved in some small way.

A very different Windsor greeted us. Somber, grand, busy. Lots of press areas with crews from all over the world. The Queen’s staff from the castle, resplendent in their uniforms, standing on guard outside and talking to the crowds paying their respects. Police mingling with the people in the crowd. Young and old all respectfully jostling to catch a glimpse of the scene. And so many flowers!

Preparations were also well underway for Queen Elizabeth to arrive back home to her final resting place at the castle. Roads cordoned off, big screens going up, scaffolding for the cameramen. Windsor is getting ready to embrace their queen for the final time.

RIP our beautiful Queen Elizabeth II.

Windsor and Eton.

Return road trip today with a stop off in Windsor and Eton.

Windsor is a town on the River Thames in southeast England and home to Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family.

As well as the castle, we took a quick look in Windsor parish church of St John The Baptist with its beautiful depiction of The Last Supper by Franz de Cleyn.

Eton is a town on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor, connected to it by Windsor Bridge. It’s famous for it’s public school, Eton College.

The college was founded in 1440 by Henry VI. It has been attended by, among others, Princes Harry and William, prime ministers David Cameron and Boris Johnson and actor Eddie Redmayne.

Short break over and back home to Sussex, but nice to move inland and see a bit more of the culture and countryside that makes up the beautiful country of England.