WINDSOR CASTLE’S RICH LEGACY LIVES ON WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LATEST ROYAL WEDDING
A SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION OF INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY AIRS THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL™
Once upon a time, more than 150 years ago, Windsor Castle wed Queen Victoria's eldest son, the future Edward VII and his wife, Alexandra of Denmark. Now it’s time to make room for a new royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have just announced their engagement and upcoming wedding at Windsor Castle. Back in 1992, however, things weren’t in such perfect standing - the private chapel at Windsor caught fire and burned inside the castle for 15 hours. 100 ancient rooms were badly damaged in the worst disaster in the castle’s long history, though from ruins to restoration, thousands worked tirelessly to restore the Queen’s weekend home to its original prestige.
Explore the beautiful grounds, history and renovation of Windsor Castle ahead of the next royal wedding with INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, airing this Friday, December 1st at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.