Good bye London! You're the perfect end to our Euro trip even with wild wind, rain, and cold flipping Jules' umbrella inside out when we were at Stonehenge. It was fun strolling around and stumbling on cute shops like Laudree's pretty gold cave of pastries, cute Christmas market booths in every city, and decked out streets and alleys. We did a day trip to Windsor Castle when the queen was in and Oxford where Rowling was inspired to write Harry Potter when she visited and where Tolkien wrote The Hobbit. Worth weathering the cold to be here around Christmas time. Can't wait to return and make our Uber drivers slightly uncomfortable again! #london#christmasinlondon#sterminsafternoontea#afternoontea#laudree#oxford#windsorcastle#goldenramatours#christmasmarket#christmaslights#stonehenge#eurotrip2018
Pretty terrace houses and a glimpse of Windsor castle. It’s so lovely being back in the UK and especially at Christmas time. Now all I need is some snow and our winter wonderland is complete ✨ #windsorcastle
Did you know that after Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria kept the room he died in, the Blue Room at Windsor Castle, the exact same as the day he died?
On the express orders of Queen Victoria the room was to remain as it was when Prince Albert died here in 1861. Fresh flowers, clothes and hot water continued to be carefully laid out each day and the sheets changed. In the latter years of the 19th century the curtaining had became faded, frayed and rotten and desperately needed to be replaced. It was 'fearfully' replaced with new silk faded down to the original. This fact was carefully kept from Queen Victoria who thankfully never noticed the change due to her increasingly bad eyesight. After the accession to the throne of King Edward VII he had this room totally redecorated to serve as his Study-it serves this purpose today.
Prince Albert's rooms were located from the south wall of The White Drawing Room through to the King's (Victoria) Tower at the South East corner of the Castle. The Blue Room itself adjoined the White Drawing Room, the walls being hung with blue damask with matching curtains.
The ceiling was painted with angels and stars after Albert's death but otherwise everything remained as it had been in his lifetime.
Photo above shows the Blue Room after Albert died.