Immerse yourself in history with a Royal day out in remembrance of Her Late Majesty Elizabeth II
The passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II united the nation as hundreds of thousands of people gathered across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to mourn and pay their respects. Many gathered in London, laying flowers at Buckingham Palace and various other Royal residences and locations across the country.
Maybe like many of us, you didn’t have the opportunity to make that special trip to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, London or Windsor and chose to reflect at home by watching all the amazing live TV coverage instead. The funeral pageantry showcased our beautiful city of London across the globe.
Whilst Buckingham Palace and some of the Royal residences remain closed to visitors, here we can highlight those that remain open to the public as we mark the end of the Elizabethan era.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 40 monarchs. St George’s Chapel is the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II where she is buried in the Royal Vault alongside her husband Prince Philip, her mother, father and sister Princess Margaret.
Windsor Castle will reopen to visitors on Thursday, 29 September, the Platinum Jubilee display will remain closed to the public.
Her Late Majesty the Queen visited Kew Gardens many times during her long reign. During her final visit to Kew in 2009 to celebrate its 250th anniversary, she planted a ginkgo tree close to the Orangery. This is within the area of Gardens where her distant ancestor, Princess Augusta, Mother of George III, started the botanical collections at Kew. Now with His Majesty King Charles III as Patron, he will continue to be a passionate advocate for nature and the environment, supporting Kew’s work, in particular on plant conservation.
Tower of London
Discover London’s Castle, a secure fortress, Royal Palace, infamous prison and World Heritage Site. Her Late Majesty the Queen last visited the Tower of London in 2014, with His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Her Majesty laid a wreath at the ‘Blood swept Lands and Seas of Red installation, which saw the moat filled with ceramic poppies, marking the centenary of the First World War.
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