May 19, 2018 by Billionaire Addresses
For all you Royal watchers, today was the big day for Prince Harry.
Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were married at the Queens ‘Weekend’ home of Windsor Castle.
So we took a few images to share with our readers in case they are not acquainted with it. They are not the best of images, but they will give you the idea of what it looks like.
Our congratulations to Meghan and Prince Harry!
Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia (Thank you) about Windsor Castle.
The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by the reigning monarch and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle’s lavish early 19th-century State Apartments were described by the art historian Hugh Roberts as “a superb and unrivaled sequence of rooms widely regarded as the finest and most complete expression of later Georgian taste”. Inside the castle walls is the 15th-century St George’s Chapel, considered by the historian John Martin Robinson to be “one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic” design. (more to come)
Originally designed to protect Norman dominance around the outskirts of London and oversee a strategically important part of the River Thames, Windsor Castle was built as a motte-and-bailey, with three wards surrounding a central mound. Gradually replaced with stone fortifications, the castle withstood a prolonged siege during the First Barons’ War at the start of the 13th century. Henry III built a luxurious royal palace within the castle during the middle of the century, and Edward III went further, rebuilding the palace to make an even grander set of buildings in what would become “the most expensive secular building project of the entire Middle Ages in England”. Edward’s core design lasted through the Tudor period, during which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I made increasing use of the castle as a royal court and center for diplomatic entertainment. (more to come)
The next four images are just an estate that is across the River Thames from Windsor Castle. There are many other wealthy homes in the area.
Windsor Castle survived the tumultuous period of the English Civil War, when it was used as a military headquarters by Parliamentary forces and a prison for Charles I. At the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Charles II rebuilt much of Windsor Castle with the help of the architect Hugh May, creating a set of extravagant Baroque interiors that are still admired. After a period of neglect during the 18th century, George III and George IV renovated and rebuilt Charles II’s palace at colossal expense, producing the current design of the State Apartments, full of Rococo, Gothic and Baroque furnishings. Queen Victoria made a few minor changes to the castle, which became the center for royal entertainment for much of her reign. Windsor Castle was used as a refuge by the royal family during the Luftwaffe bombing campaigns of the Second World War and survived a . It is a popular tourist attraction, a venue for hosting state visits, and the preferred weekend home of Elizabeth II.
We hope you enjoyed our little look at Meghan and Harry’s Wedding Venue – Windsor Castle From Above. Check out all our other images of mansions, and addresses of the wealthy, only from Billionaire Addresses. Thank you.