Windsor Castle takes the crown as most googled royal residence
Windsor Castle is officially the most googled royal residence in the UK, pulling in 124,000 searches a month – nearly seven times the average searches for all royal residences on the list, according to research by Luxury Hotel. Buckingham Palace is the second most-searched-for royal residence in the UK, with 118,000 searches a month. Kensington Palace, the official residence of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Frogmore Cottage are also high on the list of most popular royal residences.
The 1,000-year-old castle, once just the weekend residence of The Queen, became Her Majesty's full-time home during the pandemic and was where her husband Prince Philip passed away. Worth an estimated £177 million, Windsor Castle dates back to the Norman Invasion and boasts one of the richest and most varied architectural histories in the country, from its stunning series of state rooms to its 15th-century chapel.
The palace, which boasts 775 rooms, is a shower of regal splendour, from its state rooms and ballrooms designed in a wide array of styles including Chinese Regency and the cream and gold of the Belle Epoque era, to its tumbling staircases inlaid with rich red carpet, and the famous balcony on which the royal family gather to greet crowds.
A spokesperson for Luxury Hotel commented on the findings: "All residences belonging to the Royal Family are stunning, architectural masterpieces, but it's particularly fascinating to see that Windsor Castle now fetches more online interest than Buckingham Palace, given that Buckingham Palace has been an integral part of the monarchy and its identity for centuries. Since the first Covid-19 lockdown, The Queen has made Windsor her main residence, and – for the time being, at least – Windsor may well attract some of the fascination and focus that has belonged to Buckingham Palace for decades."
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