1 week ago
Happy 93rd Birthday (again) to Her Majesty the Queen! 🎉 Again?! Aye, The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21st April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June (today) I mean, who doesn't have two birthdays? Love this shot of the place she called "home", the stunning near 1,000 year old Windsor Castle - captured by @gillyberlin
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Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history and I've chosen this glorious shot of Windsor Castle as The Queen bloomin' loves this place. Although she has several royal residences, including Sandringham and Balmoral, it's Windsor that she returns most weekends and is, it is believed, the place she most thinks of as home. I feel the same way about my garden shed and often retire there during the weekends to drink my tea
In 1066, when William the Conqueror claimed victory at the Battle of Hastings, the Forest of Windsor was already established - serving as a vital resource for the people who lived in the area. But it was William the Conqueror who was the first monarch to be inspired by the grasslands of Windsor Great Park as a place to build a residence, high above the river Thames and on the edge of a Saxon hunting ground. He began building at Windsor around 1070, and 16 years later the Castle was complete
The Queen has done such an amazing job... plus her skills in diplomacy as we saw recently are legendary! Great shot by @gillyberlin 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us. 'Ta! 🇬🇧