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SUMPTUOUS APARTMENTS WHERE ROYAL GUESTS ARE ENTERTAINED

SUMPTUOUS APARTMENTS WHERE ROYAL GUESTS ARE ENTERTAINED

The State Apartments are situated in the Star Building, erected in the reign of Charles II as part of a scheme of general renovation, the rest of which, happily, was never carried out. Wren proposed extensive alterations which would have ruthlessly sacrificed antiquarian interests. In the upper photograph is the Dining Room decorated, at this end, with wall paintings showing Edward VII reviewing troops and, over the mantelpiece, Queen Victoria. Below is the Drawing Room, sumptuously furnished, where mirrors reflect the tall, branching candlesticks.

Other pictures from Windsor Castle and Its Story


ARMED FIGURES GUARD THE STAIRWAY LEADING TO THE SPLENDID THRONE ROOM

SPLENDOUR OF HERALDRY AND PAINTED GLASS IN THE CHAPEL OF THE GARTER

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