You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of Windsor Castle (and See How the Royal Fam Really Lives)

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Windsor Castle, where Meghan and Harry's wedding reception was, is now the Queen and Prince Philip's refuge as they self-isolate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But, apparently, they got some great footage before the crown jewels hit the fan, which means, everybody—yes you—is invited to a virtual tour of the historic site right from your own couch. 

Explore the 900-year-old castle with a virtual tour set at a traditional State Banquet in St George’s Hall, from which you can access the other rooms such as the Waterloo Chamber and the Crimson Drawing Room.

Her Majesty typically uses the castle both as a private home, where she enjoys spending her weekends, as well as an official royal residence where she performs certain formal duties and holds important events. And during certain periods of time such as the summer, Winsor is open for guided tours. 

The Berkshire property isn’t the only royal abode you can visit online. A tour of Buckingham Palace can also be found on the royal family’s website, which kicks off in the throne room, naturally. Viewers can zoom in and out to really get the scope of the space, as well as click on little information buttons to learn more about important items. 

In these uncertain times, this definitely helps.