When it’s sunny, the outside of the castle is as impressive as the inside.
The British flag and the Queens flag were both flying high. When the Queen’s flag is up it means she is here, but I didn’t see her, Prince William, Prince Henry or catch a sighting of Kate. Maybe Kate & William got their own place after they got hitched?
I followed the “no pictures” rule inside the State Apartments because of the crowds and the guards. And because my tail was still between my legs after the scolding in the church.
After viewing the apartments I went to the changing of the guards. This alternates, every other day between Windsor and Buckingham.
It was impressive! The beat of the drums echoed throughout the area and after the guard change a military band played Christmas Carols for about 30 minutes.
I decided to each lunch on my own instead of with the tour bus. I enjoyed wandering through the streets to find a pub.
I found a great place and enjoyed a steak and potato pie.
Then I wandered through a few shops until it was time to meet everyone at the bus.
Windsor town is cute!