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Where Exactly Is Windsor Castle - Queen Elizabeth II’s Burial Site?
Find out exactly where Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting place, Windsor Castle, is located.
Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest earlier today at Windsor Castle, about 20 miles away from Buckingham Palace, located in London, England. Her coffin made the journey westward after a final funeral ceremony today at Westminster Abbey.
Queen Elizabeth II died at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland. She was 96 years old, and reigned as the monarch of the United Kingdom and its commonwealth nations for 70 years.
The Royal Family issued the following statement upon her passing: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
The Queen has been lying-in-state since last week, allowing mourners from all around the country and around the world to pay their respects. It was reported that the line had reached 5 miles long, causing wait times of up to 13 hours to see the Queen for the final time.
Since her passing, Prince Charles has ascended the throne, taking on the name King Charles. Camila Parker Bowles is now elevated to Queen, and will be known as Queen Consort.
Prince William and Princess Kate became the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall with Charles’ ascension to the throne. This title shift came very swiftly, as it is already being reflected on their official social accounts.
Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down from their senior roles in the Royal Family, their two children, Archie and Lilibet, are eligible for a title change to Prince and Princess respectively due to their connection to the now King Charles III. However, it is still unclear whether Prince Harry and Meghan will accept these titles for their children.
Where is Windsor Castle?
Windsor Castle is located in Berkshire County, UK, about 20 miles west of Buckingham Palace. It is said that this was Queen Elizabeth II’s preferred residence - spending most of her weekends at the castle. It is also said that she spent much of her days during World War II at the castle, and even spent much of the pandemic at the fortress enjoying its grounds on her horse and walking her corgis.
While Windsor Castle is certainly one of Berkshire County’s main attractions, the area is also known for its sheep farming industry. Also, with its proximity to London and London Heathrow Airport, there is much industry in the area, including Newbury, known as England’s own “Silicon Valley.” Peacefully making its way through the county is also the River Thames, which was once used as a major trade route, but is now enjoyed more as a recreational body of water.
Also of note is the Shaw House, one of the most well-preserved Elizabethan mansions in England, and the Highclere Castle, which is enjoying newfound notoriety for being a oft-used filming location for Downton Abbey.
What is Life Like in Berkshire County?
If Berkshire countryside is good enough for the Queen, it's probably good enough for the rest of us! Tour this wonderful country home on Escape to the Country.