WINDSOR, ENGLAND — Windsor Fortress, the longest occupied palace in Europe, has been the residence of 40 of England’s monarchs since its founding by William the Conqueror within the 11th century. It is also the place.
“The queen grew up in Windsor. So it was her childhood dwelling. And he or she continues to return right here most weekends….It is a spot the place she feels comfy,” Charlotte Manley, a chapter clerk at St. George’s Chapel, advised “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King. “Was began in 1475 and it took about 50 years to construct it and it is a fantastic instance of a selected type of structure known as perpendicular. Tall, hovering columns, plenty of mild coming in – and many glass.”
The greater than 500-year-old chapel inside the partitions at Windsor is the place Prince Charles celebrated his marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles again in 2005. Although various commoners have additionally married there, Meghan Markle would be the first American.
“It is very nice for us that they’ve chosen St. George’s. There are different locations they may have chosen, however they’ve chosen this place which has a, maybe a extra intimate really feel than different locations,” Manley mentioned.
Whereas Prince William and Kate Middleton mentioned their vows in entrance of an viewers of roughly 2,000 at Westminster Abbey, fewer than half will witness the marriage contained in the chapel. Prince Harry and Meghan’s might be an “intimate” marriage ceremony of 600.
“Effectively, if you happen to examine it again to the Victorian days, when royal weddings have been held right here, they have been small scale as a result of it was simply actually household attending,” Manley mentioned.
Crowds may even fill the fort grounds, the streets of Windsor and lots of thousands and thousands extra are anticipated to tune in all through the world. However Manley is not feeling the strain.
“What’s conserving you up at night time as we do the marriage countdown?” King requested.
“I sleep very effectively,” she replied.
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